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M2 crash: Two people injured

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An off-duty doctor and police officer helped at the scene of a serious crash on the M2.

Two people have been taken to hospital following the accident between Junction 5 for Sittingbourne and Maidstone and Junction 6 for Faversham.

The incident led to long delays in the area.

Two people were hurt in the M2 crash (11882766)
Two people were hurt in the M2 crash (11882766)

A spokesman for Kent Fire and Rescue Service said when crews arrived at the scene they were met by an off duty doctor and off duty police officer who were already in attendance.

Fire crews used hydraulic cutting equipment to remove a door of the car in order to release the two casualties. Both people were brought out of the car on longboards and handed on to South East Coast Ambulance Service for further care.

A police spokesman said: "Police were called to Junction 5 of the M2 at 9.47pm following a report of a single-vehicle crash.

"Two people were reported to have been trapped and they were freed from the car.

"A woman was reported to be seriously injured and was taken to a London hospital and a man suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital."

A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed paramedics were called at about 9.50pm and two patients were treated before taken to hospital.

The road was closed at Junction 5 and reopened at 2.12am.

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