M2 closed after crash involving lorry between junction 3 at Blue Bell Hill and junction 4 at Gillingham

A serious crash involving a lorry has closed the M2 in both directions. Emergency services were called after the truck crashed through the central reservation between the junctions 3 and 4 for Blue Bell Hill and Gillingham this afternoon.

Police were called to the scene of the crash on the M2 near Blue Bell Hill and Gillingham. Stock picture Police were called to the scene of the crash on the M2 near Blue Bell Hill and Gillingham. Stock picture

Highways England has confirmed both carriageways are closed while paramedics and police attend the scene after the crash shortly after 3pm. Traffic officers are helping to deal with a large diesel spillage across the road and investigation work is expected to last throughout the evening.

A diversion is in place from junction 3 via the A229, M20 and A249 in the coastbound direction.

Drivers heading towards London are advised to leave the M2 at junction 4 and head along Hoath Way and join the A2 before using the Medway Tunnel and Wainscott bypass on the A289 to rejoin the M2 at junction 1. An ambulance service spokesman said: “I can confirm that we were called at approximately 3.10pm to reports of an RTC involving an HGV. Ambulance crews have attended the scene and were joined at the scene by the air ambulance service in a road vehicle rather than by helicopter.

“A man was treated at the scene before being taken to William Harvey Hospital in a serious condition.” A police spokesman said: “Kent Police was called to the M2, between junctions three and four, at 3.11pm following a report of a road traffic collision.

“It is reported that a vehicle travelling coastbound was in collision with the central reservation before coming to a stop in the Londonbound carriageway. “The driver’s condition is serious and he was taken to hospital.

The M2 is currently closed in both directions.”

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