PHOTOS: Chaos in Kent as 200 are injured in 100-vehicle pile-up on the Sheppey bridge

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A 100-vehicle pile-up on a bridge in heavy fog today left eight people seriously injured and 200 with minor wounds in what witnesses called ‘carnage’.



The incident on the new Sheppey crossing bridge in Kent started at 7.15am and continued for 10 minutes as cars and lorries crashed into each other.


Nobody is believed to have died in the A249 pile-up which saw visibility drop to just 20 yards, but there were reports of some motorists driving ‘like idiots’.



The scene was full of buckled cars, lorries and even a car transporter as people waited at the side of the road to receive help from emergency services.



Stranded motorists were forced to sit on the Tarmac of the closed road for up to eight hours in 30C heat as police tried to clear the vehicle wreckages.


Foggy: According to police around 100 vehicles were involved in the pile-up on a bridge in heavy fog, leaving at least eight people seriously injured


Motorists caught up in the accident milled around in hot sunshine waiting to get their cars back


The incident on the new Sheppey crossing bridge in Kent started at 7.15am and continued for 10 minutes as cars and lorries crashed into each other


Emergency services attend the site of a major traffic accident on the A249 Sheppey crossing bridge on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent


Although there were believed to be eight people seriously injured, there were said to be no fatalities following the crash in Kent today
 
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