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A man and a woman cut from their cars on the A2 near Dartford and Gravesend today and Friday morning.

29 March 2014
by Lizzie Massey

Two people had to be cut from their cars and taken to hospital, after crashes on the A2.

A young man was rescued from his car by firefighters after he collided with a bridge extension at around 50mph, it is believed.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to the crash on the coast-bound stretch of the A2 near Gravesend at 4.30am this morning.

Ambulance library image

Ambulance library image

The man was trapped by his injuries, so crews removed the roof to gain access to him.

They spent an hour cutting him out of his car and he was then put on a spinal board before being taken to hospital.

The road was closed while the rescue and recovery of the vehicle were ongoing and it was fully re-opened at 7.15am.

The crash comes just shy of 24 hours after another incident, that time on the London-bound carriageway near Dartford, involving a female driver.

Two fire engines attended the scene

Two fire engines attended the scene

The woman, believed to be in her 20s, was pulled from the wreckage of her convertible car at 9.15am on Friday morning.

A Kent Fire and Rescue spokesman said: “Crews stabilised the vehicle, then used hydraulic cutting equipment to gain access to the casualty and create space for paramedics to attend her.”

She was said to be suffering from back and neck pain and was taken to hospital.

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