M25 delays: Man dies in Dartford Crossing incident which saw traffic stopped on Queen Elizabeth II bridge

The Queen Elizabeth II bridge across the Rover ThamesThe Queen Elizabeth II bridge across the Rover Thames
The Queen Elizabeth II bridge across the Rover Thames | Getty Images
A man has died in an incident which saw the M25 closed over the Dartford Crossing.

A man has died after an incident on the Queen Elizabeth II bridge, which forms part of the Dartford Crossing over the River Thames.

Police were called out at 5.20am yesterday because of concerns for someone on the bridge, and the southbound side of the road was shut for a couple of hours. That section of road is the A282 and it is a busy route as it links the M25 in Kent and Essex.

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Today police have confirmed that the man died. Police said in a statement: “His family have been told. As part of our response to this incident, traffic was held for a time and we would like to thank motorists for their patience and understanding.”

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