Two seriously hurt in M20 crash near Maidstone

A man and a woman are being treated for life-threatening injuries after two vehicles collided on the M20 in Kent.

The crash happened just after 11:30 BST on the London-bound carriageway at junction seven, near Maidstone.

The carriageway up to Bluebell Hill at junction six was closed for several hours, with reports of long tailbacks. Motorists were urged to avoid the area.

The coast-bound carriageway also had to be temporarily closed to allow the air ambulance to land.

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