A “serious” crash between a lorry and a pedestrian has caused traffic chaos near the Dartford Crossing.

The incident happened on the A282 between junctions 1b and 2 at around 2.25pm today (October 14).

Closures have been put in place as the incident is dealt with.

Motorists are advised to find alternative routes as severe delays are expected following the crash.

We have contacted Kent Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service for further updates. 

A spokesperson for Kent Police said: "Kent Police was called at around 2.25pm on Saturday 14 October 2023 following a serious collision involving a lorry and a pedestrian on the A282 near the Dartford Crossing.

"Officers are currently in attendance and the M25 is closed in both directions between Junctions 1B and 2.

"Delays are expected and motorists are advised to find alternative routes if possible."

Full AA maps statement: “Road closed, severe delays and queueing traffic due to crash investigation work on M25 anticlockwise from J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange) to J1B A296 Princes Road (Dartford).

“Congestion to J3 (Swanley Interchange). Road has now been closed for investigation work.”