Two hundred people have been involved in a series of crashes caused by thick fog on the A249 Sheppey crossing situated in Kent. The collisions took place at around 07:15 (BST) this morning, and have implicated over 100 vehicles.
Six people are thought to be seriously injured as a result of the crashes, and about 200 others have sustained minor injuries.
Earlier reports announced that up to 40 vehicles were involved, however the police have offered an updated report, stating that more than 100 cars had crashed at the scene.
One witness claimed that visibility was very poor, however, drivers were approaching the Sheppey crossing with no lights.
Andy Reeves, Chief Inspector said that the crash was over a “protracted area” and there were undamaged cars that were in between others that had collided in the unfortunate weather.
He additionally stated that there were many injuries but no one had died.
The crossing, Reeves expects, will be closed for the remainder of the day, including the evening rush hour. Motorists are advised to avoid the crossing connecting the Isle of Sheppey with Kent.
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