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Two-lorry crash shuts Dartford Crossing, causing chaos on A13, M25 and A127

PUBLISHED: 17:43 28 August 2018 | UPDATED: 17:43 28 August 2018

Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in the crash. Photo: Paul Lucas

Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in the crash. Photo: Paul Lucas

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Traffic is building on both sides of the Dartford Crossing after a collision between two lorries in Thurrock closed both the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge and the tunnel crossing.

Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in the crash. Photo: Paul LucasFortunately, no one was seriously injured in the crash. Photo: Paul Lucas

Essex Police confirmed that they were called earlier this afternoon (Tuesday, August 28) to reports that two lorries had collided just north of the crossing.

During the collision, one of these lorries had fallen down a roadside embankment.

As a result of the complexity of the vehicle recovery operation, the crossing was predicted to be closed for a number of hours,

This has resulted in large tailbacks on both sides of the river, including down the A13 and A127.

Both drivers are being treated for minor injuries, no arrests have been made and enquires are ongoing to establish the circumstances around the collision.

Witnesses or anyone with dash cam footage are asked to contact Chigwell Roads Policing Unit on 101 quoting incident 647 of August 28. Alternatively you can email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk.


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