A witness has praised the action of a mystery lorry driver who may have helped stop the Sheppey bridge collision from escalating into a fatal disaster.

Chris Buckingham, a driver involved in the 130-vehicle pile up, which resulted in eight serious injuries and 60 minor ones, told Sky News a lorry driver used his truck to block the entrance to the bridge.

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"There was somebody, from what I've been told by the police there at the scene, who actually witnessed the first part of the accident, a lorry driver.

"He was going the other way and what he managed to do, which has probably saved lives, is he's gone down to the end of the carriageway, gone across the roundabout and actually blocked off the road so no more cars could actually enter the dual carriageway before the emergency services got there.

"Whoever that guy is I'd like to shake his hand because he's probably saved lives today."

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  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a pile-up involving more than 100 vehicles on the bridge in heavy fog which has left eight people seriously injured and 60 suffering minor wounds in what witnesses described as "carnage".

  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a pile-up involving more than 100 vehicles on the bridge in heavy fog which has left eight people seriously injured and 60 suffering minor wounds in what witnesses described as "carnage".

  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a pile-up involving more than 100 vehicles on the bridge in heavy fog which has left eight people seriously injured and 60 suffering minor wounds in what witnesses described as "carnage".

  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a pile-up involving more than 100 vehicles on the bridge in heavy fog which has left eight people seriously injured and 60 suffering minor wounds in what witnesses described as "carnage".

  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a pile-up involving more than 100 vehicles on the bridge in heavy fog which has left eight people seriously injured and 60 suffering minor wounds in what witnesses described as "carnage".

  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a pile-up involving more than 100 vehicles on the bridge in heavy fog which has left eight people seriously injured and 60 suffering minor wounds in what witnesses described as "carnage".

  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a pile-up involving more than 100 vehicles on the bridge in heavy fog which has left eight people seriously injured and 60 suffering minor wounds in what witnesses described as "carnage".

  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a pile-up involving more than 100 vehicles on the bridge in heavy fog which has left eight people seriously injured and 60 suffering minor wounds in what witnesses described as "carnage".

  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a pile-up involving more than 100 vehicles on the bridge in heavy fog which has left eight people seriously injured and 60 suffering minor wounds in what witnesses described as "carnage".

  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a pile-up involving more than 100 vehicles on the bridge in heavy fog which has left eight people seriously injured and 60 suffering minor wounds in what witnesses described as "carnage".

  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a pile-up involving more than 100 vehicles on the bridge in heavy fog which has left eight people seriously injured and 60 suffering minor wounds in what witnesses described as "carnage".

  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a pile-up involving more than 100 vehicles on the bridge in heavy fog which has left eight people seriously injured and 60 suffering minor wounds in what witnesses described as "carnage".

  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a pile-up involving more than 100 vehicles on the bridge in heavy fog which has left eight people seriously injured and 60 suffering minor wounds in what witnesses described as "carnage".

  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a pile-up involving more than 100 vehicles on the bridge in heavy fog which has left eight people seriously injured and 60 suffering minor wounds in what witnesses described as "carnage".

  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a pile-up involving more than 100 vehicles on the bridge in heavy fog which has left eight people seriously injured and 60 suffering minor wounds in what witnesses described as "carnage".

  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a pile-up involving more than 100 vehicles on the bridge in heavy fog which has left eight people seriously injured and 60 suffering minor wounds in what witnesses described as "carnage".

  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a pile-up involving more than 100 vehicles on the bridge in heavy fog which has left eight people seriously injured and 60 suffering minor wounds in what witnesses described as "carnage".

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    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a multi vehicle collision earlier this morning.

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    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a multi vehicle collision earlier this morning.

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    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a multi vehicle collision earlier this morning.

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  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a multi vehicle collision earlier this morning.

  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a multi vehicle collision earlier this morning.

  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a multi vehicle collision earlier this morning.

  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a multi vehicle collision earlier this morning.

  • Isle of Sheppey bridge crash

    A general view of the scene on the London bound carriageway of the Sheppey Bridge Crossing near Sheerness in Kent following a multi vehicle collision earlier this morning.