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Serious three-vehicle crash on A249 closed road in both directions near Stockbury Roundabout

By Poppy Jeffery

There was a crash between two cars and a van on the A249 this afternoon, causing major delays.

Three police cars, three fire engines and three ambulances dealt with the accident just after 1pm today.

It happened after the Stockbury Roundabout before the Key Street turnoff, on the Sheppey-bound carriageway.

The cars are now being recovered.

The cars are now being recovered.

A police spokesman said: "Kent Police is at the scene of a collision, reported to involve two cars and a van.

"South East Coast Ambulance Service is also at the scene and is assessing for injuries. Kent Fire and Rescue Service was also called.

Emergency services are in attendance. Picture Pat Kiley.

Emergency services are in attendance. Picture: Pat Kiley.

"A road closure has been enforced and recovery for the involved vehicles has been arranged."

An ambulance spokesman said: "An elderly woman was treated for an arm injury and another patient had to be extricated from the vehicle and was taken to Medway Maritime Hospital with arm and leg injuries."

Queues of traffic on the Sheppey-bound A249 near Sittingbourne. Picture @Josheyy_x

Queues of traffic on the Sheppey-bound A249 near Sittingbourne. Picture: @Josheyy_x

The A249 is shut in both directions and major delays are also reported on the M2.

Traffic on the A249. Picture James Cross on Facebook

Traffic on the A249. Picture: James Cross on Facebook

Tailbacks on the A249 stretched back to Detling Hill in Maidstone.

Both carriageways are shut. Picture Lauren Hills.

Both carriageways are shut. Picture: Lauren Hills.

The accident has since been cleared.

The accident.

The accident.

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