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Casualty cut free from two car crash on coastbound A2 causing delays from Darenth Interchange

PUBLISHED: 10:10 15 August 2017 | UPDATED: 11:21 15 August 2017

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Delays of up to 45 minutes were being reported at the scene

A casualty cut free from a two-car crash along the A2 was rushed to a London hospital on Tuesday morning with serious injuries.

Fire crews were called to the crash on the coastbound carriageway just after 8.45am, with Secamb and Kent Police both also on the scene.

Lanes two, three and four were all closed due to the crash between the Darenth Interchange and the A296 Bluewater turn off.

On arrival, Secamb paramedics took a man in his 40s to the major trauma unit at King’s College Hospital with chest and back injuries.

It is understood the man was conscious and talking when the ambulance left the scene.

A spokesperson from KFRS said: “Kent Fire and Rescue Service is responding to a car crash on the A2 coast-bound, section 3. South East Coast Ambulance Service, Kent Police and Highways are also in attendance.

“Fire crews used hydraulic rescue equipment to remove the roof of the vehicle to enable them to release the man, who was placed on a spinal longboard and handed into the care of the ambulance service.”

Delays of up to 45 minutes are currently being reported.

A spokesperson from Kent Police said: “Kent Police was called at 8.22am to a collision between two vehicles on the coastbound carriageway of the A2 between the M25 and the junction with Bean.

“Officers are in attendance and lane closures are currently in place. South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Fire and Rescue have also been called. Ambulance crews are assessing for any injuries at the scene. Motorists are advised to seek alternative routes if possible.”

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