Two injured in B655 crash between Hitchin and Barton-le-Clay

PUBLISHED: 13:19 20 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:28 20 June 2018

The scene after the crash on the B655 near Hexton. Picture: BCH Road Policing

The scene after the crash on the B655 near Hexton. Picture: BCH Road Policing

Archant

Two people were injured in a crash involving a lorry and a van between Hitchin and Barton-le-Clay this morning, police have confirmed.

The scene after the crash on the B655 near Hexton. Picture: BCH Road PolicingThe scene after the crash on the B655 near Hexton. Picture: BCH Road Policing

Police were called to the scene on the B655 Barton Road near Hexton at 11am, with ambulance crews and the fire service also called.

The road was closed in both directions while crews deal with what the road policing unit tweeted would be a “very tricky recovery”, and reopened at about 1.20pm.

The scene after the crash on the B655 near Hexton. Picture: BCH Road PolicingThe scene after the crash on the B655 near Hexton. Picture: BCH Road Policing

Firefighters helped make the scene safe and assisted the casualties until the paramedics arrived.

An ambulance crew treated a man described as in his 50s for suspected chest injuries, and took him to Stevenage’s Lister Hospital for further care.

Related articles

DIGITAL EDITION

Image
Read the The Comet Motors e-edition E-edition

Traffic News

Yesterday, 18:18

Martins Way in Stevenage has re-opened following an earlier closure by police.

Quick Tips & Advice

Euro Car Parts, official battery supplier to the RAC, has reported a 100 per cent year-on-year increase in sales of the absorbent glass mat (AGM) and enhanced flooded battery (EFB) types for cars with start-stop systems.

Keeping your car in tip-top condition is essential to ensure it’s reliable and holds its value.

Press the key fob to lock the car and that’s it, job done; the car is safe and secure. This is what many of us think, but thieves are always on the lookout for cars to steal, so here is how to make sure your pride and joy is not the criminals’ next target.

Is your car’s speedometer telling the truth? Nobody wants to end up with a speeding ticket when we think we’ve been travelling at the legal limit, so it’s important that the speed you see is accurate.

The complex electronics in modern cars mean that you can’t simply jump-start them without a second thought. Here’s what you need to know.

Buying a used car doesn’t need to be a gamble, particularly if you do your research and make some simple checks.

You wouldn’t keep food in the fridge past its use-by date, so what about the safety kit and essential components of your car?

The temperature is plunging below freezing overnight and barely scraping above it during the day. Time, if history repeats itself, for everyone to panic and start crashing into things.