A motorist is to appear in court accused of ignoring road closures and moving traffic cones during a police response to a fatal collision on the M26.

On Wednesday 14 February 2024, officers closed the motorway, along with a slip road at junction 3 of the M20. The restrictions had been enforced while emergency services attended a collision on the M26 involving a van and lorry, which led to the death of a man.

It is alleged that at around 1.25pm the driver of a Volvo XC70 ignored red ‘X’ symbols on road signs and drove around and moved traffic cones, before travelling down the closed M26. Police intercepted the vehicle as it was being driven in the direction of oncoming traffic, which was being redirected.

A man aged, 43, from Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey was arrested and taken into custody. He was later charged with dangerous driving and driving without insurance. He is bailed to appear at Medway Magistrates’ Court on 11 April.

By Ed

©2024 Hawkinge Gazette       -       The Hawkinge Gazette is not responsible for the content of external sites