Published: 09:32, 18 July 2018
| Updated: 14:31, 18 July 2018
by Charlie Harman and William Janes
The air ambulance has been called to a busy road which has been closed after two cars and a transit van crashed.
Biddenden Road in Headcorn has now been re-opened after being shut since shortly after the incident which took place at 7.50am near The Old Dairy.
One person has been airlifted to St George's Hospital in London while a further two, including a woman with a broken collar bone and leg injuries, have been taken to William Harvey hospital in Ashford by road.
The air ambulance was called at 7.58am.
Kent Police said the road may be closed for a number of hours.
Drivers are facing tailbacks from Mill Bank southbound and from Biddenden Road as it crosses over the River Beult.
Motorists have been advised to find an alternative route.
Councillor Martin Round said: “Traffic is queuing all the way back to Sutton Valence, everything is at a complete standstill.
“There are more vehicles here with blue lights on than I have ever seen.
“I’m leading a campaign to improve the roads because people are getting sick to death of the number of accidents on the A274.
“Headcorn is in a state of chaos at the moment and hopefully we will get it sorted soon.”