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Accident on M2 between Sittingbourne and Faversham

A man has been taken to hospital with "serious injuries" after a van overturned on a motorway in a three-vehicle collision.

All vehicles were temporarily held after the accident on the east-bound carriageway, between Junction 5 (A249 (Sittingbourne / Stockbury roundabout) and Junction 6 (A251 Ashford Road, Faversham).

Highways England tweeted about the collision just before after 6.40pm, saying it had resulted in an overturned van. HE officers were en-route along with police, fire and ambulance.

One witness said they saw two fire engines, two ambulances and an ambulance car, two police cars and two traffic officers.

Police spokesman Martin Very said: "Kent Police was called at 6.05pm to a collision involving three vehicles on the coast-bound carriageway of the M2 between junctions 5 and 6.

"Officers, Kent Fire and Rescue Service and South East Coast Ambulance Service attended the scene where a man was treated for injuries that are described as serious.

"He has been taken to a local hospital for further medical attention.

"The carriageway was closed while emergency services were dealing with the incident and one lane remains closed to allow recovery of the vehicles.

"Traffic is congested on the approach to the incident and drivers may wish to consider alternative routes.

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