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Crash on M2 Londonbound between Junction 5 for the A249, Maidstone/Sittingbourne and Junction 4 for Gillingham

Seven people were treated for injuries after a crash on the M2 last weekend.

Traffic came to a stand still along the London-bound stretch of the motorway between Junction 5 for the A249 Maidstone/ Sittingbourne and Junction 4 for Gillingham on Saturday, October 11.

The accident happened nearer to Junction 5 and the vehicle overturned on the carriageway, causing both lanes to be closed. 

Traffic is stood still on the M2. Picture: @kent_999s
Traffic is stood still on the M2. Picture: @kent_999s
The Highways Agency has righted the overturned vehicle. Picture: @calmleigh
The Highways Agency has righted the overturned vehicle. Picture: @calmleigh

Police were called at 9.46pm following reports of the collision involving one vehicle, described as a minibus, which ended on its side. 

A spokesperson for Kent Police said: "Patrols and ambulance crews attended the scene and a road closure was put into place." 

The Highways Agency righted the vehicle and both lanes of the motorway were opened - nearly two hours after the incident occurred.

A total of eight ambulances attended, four walking wounded patients were sent to Medway Maritime hospital, including a woman in her 40s with back and neck pain.

One man was taken to King’s College Hospital in London, but his injuries were not thought to be life threatening.

Another patient suffered a collar bone fracture and chest injuries.

Police were also called on Saturday morning to reports of a two-vehicle collision involving a Ford Fiesta and a BMW between Junction 5 (A249) and Junction 6 (Faversham).

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