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A229 Royal Engineers' Road in Maidstone blocked at Barrack's roundabout after van overturns in crash

By Claire McWethy

A man has been taken to hospital following a crash that closed a main road in Maidstone this afternoon.

The A229 Royal Engineers' Road was blocked in both directions at the Barrack's roundabout due to the crash, in which a van overturned.

The smash, which happened at about 12.45pm, also involved a lorry.

An overturned van at the scene of the crash. Picture by Mel Norris.

Traffic has been queuing back to J6 of the M20 for the A249.

Police and ambulance crews are at the scene.

A man in his 50s was taken to Tunbridge Wells Hospital with neck and back pain.

He was transported to an ambulance on a longboard but had been able to get out of the vehicle himself.

Royal Engineers' Road was closed after the crash. Picture: @meganalicerich

The road was cleared by 3.30pm

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