Man tragically loses his life on Dartford Crossing, causing hours of delays for drivers.

Man tragically loses his life on Dartford Crossing, causing hours of delays for drivers.

Tragedy strikes on the Dartford Crossing as a man loses his life in a heartbreaking incident.

The harrowing incident occurred on the QEII Bridge yesterday evening (May 17), causing traffic to come to a standstill and leaving drivers stranded for hours.

Emergency services, including the ambulance and police, swiftly responded to the situation on the A282 southbound.

As a result, drivers heading into Kent were faced with long queues and delays of up to an hour, causing frustration and inconvenience for many.

National Highways issued a warning to drivers about the delays and urged them to be patient and understanding during this difficult time.

Thankfully, after an hour of being held, traffic was eventually released and able to resume its journey.

However, the joy of being able to continue their travels was short-lived as Essex Police sadly confirmed that a man had lost his life.

His family has been notified and our thoughts go out to them during this incredibly difficult time.

The police have also expressed their gratitude towards motorists for their cooperation and understanding while they worked to address the situation.

The Dartford Crossing, which connects Kent and Essex over the River Thames, is a vital route for commuters and travelers. It is a tragedy that such a heartbreaking incident occurred on this busy and important bridge.

May the man rest in peace and may his loved ones find comfort and strength during this tragic time.

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