A MOTORCYCLIST is in hospital after being hit by a lorry on the A2 near the Kidbrooke interchange today.

Police and ambulances were called out to the incident at around 5.09am while a large section of the road was closed off, causing big tailbacks.

It is understood the motorboike had slowed down to let an ambulance past but the lorry travelling behind it was unable to stop in time and clipped the vehicle.

The motorbike driver was taken to hospital where he remains. His condition is not life-threatening.