Traffic held on M2 coastbound at Junction 2 for Strood following lorry …
A man has been taken to hospital following a crash between two lorries on a motorway.
The M2 coastbound was closed between Junction 1 and Junction 2 near Strood for several hours, but reopened overnight.
Traffic is being temporarily held on the M2. Picture: National Highways
The emergency services were in attendance along with National Highways traffic officers.
Police confirmed its officers were called just before 6pm to reports of a crash near Junction 2.
They attended along with paramedics and firefighters.
A spokesman said: “Kent Police was called to a report of a collision involving two lorries near Junction 2 of the coastbound M2 at Strood at 5.55pm on Tuesday 23 May 2023.
“Officers attended along with South East Coast Ambulance Service and a man was taken to a local hospital with injuries not reported to be serious.
“The M2 coastbound was closed between Junctions 1 and 2 during the recovery.”
A fire service spokesman confirmed a person was rescued from one of the vehicles and passed into the care of medics, before being taken to hospital.
Five fire engines were sent to the scene, along with a technical rescue unit.
Traffic was held on the London-bound carriageway to allow the air ambulance to land but was later released.
The coastbound carriageway remained closed while the emergency services worked at the scene, but reopened overnight.
A witness who drove past at around 6pm said there had been a “nasty crash” and the front of one vehicle had suffered extensive damage.
Motorists were diverted off the motorway at Junction 1 and told to follow the A289, A2, A278, before re-joining the M2 at Junction 4 for Gillingham.
The #M2 is CLOSED eastbound between J1 and J2 near #Rochester due to a collision.
Traffic has also been stopped on the westbound carriageway.
Further details to follow. pic.twitter.com/ItbsWUdiSE— National Highways: South-East (@HighwaysSEAST) May 23, 2023
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Traffic is queuing following the accident. Picture: National Highways
National Highways warned drivers to allow extra time, re-route or delay their journey.