Car on its side in bushes after 'swerving to avoid broken-down vehicle' on A602 between Hitchin and Stevenage

PUBLISHED: 09:16 06 February 2017 | UPDATED: 09:44 06 February 2017

Emergency crews at the scene of the crash on the A602 between Hitchin and Stevenage.

Emergency crews at the scene of the crash on the A602 between Hitchin and Stevenage.

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A car heading towards Stevenage on the A602 from Hitchin this morning ended up on its side in the bushes after seemingly swerving to avoid a broken-down vehicle.

Emergency crews were called to the scene on the A602’s Little Wymondley bypass stretch at 8.34am this morning.

A police spokeswoman said that it appeared the car had ‘lost control and gone into the hedge’ while officers were dealing with a broken-down vehicle blocking the carriageway.

“There was another vehicle that had broken down next to the central reservation,” she said.

“While officers were dealing with that, the other car has crashed into the hedge.”

An eyewitness told the Comet: “It looks very bad. It’s on its side in the bushes.”

An ambulance spokesman said the driver had managed to get out of the car without assistance, and was not injured.

Police and fire crews are still at the scene.

There was already heavy congestion on the road this morning because of temporary traffic lights next to Kingshott School.

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