5 injured, 2 critically in M20 RTC
Emergency services were called to the London bound M20 at Maidstone following a 2-car collision that closed both sides of the carriageway around lunchtime today (1st Sept 2011).
Five persons were taken to hospital; two critically injured were taken by air ambulances to London Hospitals and the other three by road ambulances to Maidstone Hospital. Tony Kemp a voluntary nurse responder from the local BASICS Scheme SIMCAS was among the ambulance response called to the scene and said “The multi-disciplinary teamwork from the air ambulance teams, the ambulance staff and myself was key in managing this complex incident and safely extricating the patients whilst providing clinical care of the highest quality.”
Working alongside Police, Fire and Highways Agency teams the emergency medical services worked across both sides of the M20 whilst drivers trapped on the London bound carriageway were quickly turned around and directed off the motorway at Junction 7 and the coast bound carriageway being partially opened to allow traffic to move on.