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Man seriously injured after falling from bridge over A2990 Old Thanet Way near Greenhill Roundabout in Herne Bay

A man has been taken to a London hospital with serious injuries after falling from a bridge onto a road.

Police are appealing for witnesses following the incident in Herne Bay this morning.

Police have been called to the the A2990 Old Thanet Way
Police have been called to the the A2990 Old Thanet Way

Officers were called at 5.52am following a report a man had fallen from a bridge over the A2990 Old Thanet Way to the east of the Greenhill Roundabout.

Emergency services attended and the man, who is in his 40s, has been taken to a London hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

The road was closed while the incident was responded to and reopened at around 10.30am.

Police are investigating the fall and urge anyone who saw what happened or who has dashcam footage from the area between 5.30am and 5.52am to call 01843 222289 quoting reference 14-0127.

Police were called to the A2990 Old Thanet Way following concerns for a person's welfare
Police were called to the A2990 Old Thanet Way following concerns for a person's welfare
Police have shut part of the A2990 Old Thanet Way in both directions
Police have shut part of the A2990 Old Thanet Way in both directions
Emergency services were first called to the A2990 Old Thanet Way shortly before 6am
Emergency services were first called to the A2990 Old Thanet Way shortly before 6am

The traffic delays were exacerbated by the closure of the A299 Thanet Way.

Yesterday it was confirmed the controversial contraflow system is set to return for at least three months while emergency safety works take place.

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