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M20 COLLISION: Dog survives M-way hit with vehicle - details

Thursday 27th January 2022

A DOG involved in a collision after straying onto the M20 had to  be rescued by specialist police officers.
German Shepherd Sansa was hit by a vehicle on January 17.
The animal is now in the hands of Kent Police's canine community policing volunteers, who step in in such circumstances.
Six-year-old Sansa was left seriously injured by an unknown vehicle after straying onto the London-bound carriageway near Junction 9 for Ashford, shortly after 12.30pm.
A paramedic blocked the lane to protect her until officers from the Roads Policing Unit arrived to manage the traffic. She was then collected by a representative from the Dartford-based charity Artisan Rare Breeds and Animal Rescue, who took Sansa to a vet for treatment and ran a social media fundraising campaign to help cover her medical costs.
Sansa was not expected to survive but pulled through against the odds and is now due to be rehomed by the charity. 
Kent Police said: ‘We are so pleased that what could have been a tragic story for Sansa has led to her being rehomed and now recovering from serious injuries.
‘Her rescue was a real team effort and we are proud to have worked alongside our roads policing colleagues, the paramedic who protected Sansa at the scene, and Artisan Rare Breeds and Animal Rescue to help secure this positive outcome."
Anyone who witnessed the collision involving Sansa on the M20 or has dashcam footage is urged to report it online at // quoting reference number 17-0495.