Kent

Scooter rider dies after crash on M2 motorway in Kent

Emergency services at the scene of the crash on the M2
Image caption No other vehicles were involved in the crash, but six cars stopped to help at the scene

A man has died after his scooter crashed on the M2 in Kent.

The accident happened at about 0915 BST on Sunday on the London-bound carriageway between junction six at Faversham and five at Sittingbourne.

The rider of the Lambretta was taken to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford by air ambulance, where he died of his injuries.

His female pillion passenger was also taken to the hospital with injuries not thought to be serious.

Witnesses told the BBC a tyre blow-out had led to the crash.

No other vehicles were involved but six cars stopped to help at the scene.

The section of motorway was closed to allow police to investigate the circumstances of the accident, with motorists being diverted along the old A2.

The road was fully reopened just before 1500 BST.

Kent Police said the family of the man who died had been informed.

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