Man killed after being struck by lorry on hard shoulder of motorway

Man killed after being struck by lorry on hard shoulder of motorway

Man killed after being struck by lorry on hard shoulder of motorway

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A man has died after being struck by lorry as he exited a car on the hard shoulder of a motorway. 

The 53-year-old, of Hastings, died, on Saturday on the M20 near Ashford, Kent, Kent Police confirmed.

The force said: "Police were called at 12.10pm by witnesses who reported seeing the collision in lane one after the man stopped his car on the hard shoulder and got out.

"He was a 53-year-old man from the Hastings area and his family has been informed.

"The London-bound carriageway between junctions 10 and 9 was closed until 8.15pm to allow the incident to be fully investigated.

"The lorry driver has not been arrested and a report is being prepared by for HM Coroner."

Did you know the man? Pay tribute below or email anna.roberts@theargus.co.uk 

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11:27am Mon 14 Apr 14

TonyWorthing says...

My sympathies to all parties.

I'm surprised something similar hasn't already happened on the A27 Brighton Bypass. The lay-bys provided are little more than scrapes and opening an offside door immediately puts you into the traffic stream. I would never use one unless absolutely no choice.
My sympathies to all parties. I'm surprised something similar hasn't already happened on the A27 Brighton Bypass. The lay-bys provided are little more than scrapes and opening an offside door immediately puts you into the traffic stream. I would never use one unless absolutely no choice. TonyWorthing
  • Score: 5

12:40pm Mon 14 Apr 14

whatevernext2013 says...

and yet there going to use parts of the hard shoulder on the M25 as an extra lane ,unfortunately this will just increase this type of accident
and yet there going to use parts of the hard shoulder on the M25 as an extra lane ,unfortunately this will just increase this type of accident whatevernext2013
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2:17pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

TonyWorthing wrote:
My sympathies to all parties.

I'm surprised something similar hasn't already happened on the A27 Brighton Bypass. The lay-bys provided are little more than scrapes and opening an offside door immediately puts you into the traffic stream. I would never use one unless absolutely no choice.
I think that's a fairly obvious comment ??
[quote][p][bold]TonyWorthing[/bold] wrote: My sympathies to all parties. I'm surprised something similar hasn't already happened on the A27 Brighton Bypass. The lay-bys provided are little more than scrapes and opening an offside door immediately puts you into the traffic stream. I would never use one unless absolutely no choice.[/p][/quote]I think that's a fairly obvious comment ?? Asleep in Dorset
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4:50am Tue 15 Apr 14

twonk says...

Asleep in Dorset wrote:
TonyWorthing wrote:
My sympathies to all parties.

I'm surprised something similar hasn't already happened on the A27 Brighton Bypass. The lay-bys provided are little more than scrapes and opening an offside door immediately puts you into the traffic stream. I would never use one unless absolutely no choice.
I think that's a fairly obvious comment ??
Why?
[quote][p][bold]Asleep in Dorset[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TonyWorthing[/bold] wrote: My sympathies to all parties. I'm surprised something similar hasn't already happened on the A27 Brighton Bypass. The lay-bys provided are little more than scrapes and opening an offside door immediately puts you into the traffic stream. I would never use one unless absolutely no choice.[/p][/quote]I think that's a fairly obvious comment ??[/p][/quote]Why? twonk
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