Air ambulance lands on A1 (M) near Stevenage after accident

The Herts Air Ambulance had to land on the A1 (M) on Saturday morning near Stevenage after a vehicle with a woman and two children inside had left the motorway and ended up on its side in bushes. The motorway between junction 6 at Welwyn and junction 7 St

The Herts Air Ambulance had to land on the A1 (M) on Saturday morning near Stevenage after a vehicle with a woman and two children inside had left the motorway and ended up on its side in bushes.

The motorway between junction 6 at Welwyn and junction 7 Stevenage was closed for more than an hour while firefighters cut the woman and one of the children free from the vehicle. One of the other children had already managed to escape from the vehicle unaided.

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: "When we received the original emergency call, the caller stated that the occupants may possibly be trapped. Due to this, an air ambulance was dispatched to the scene. It landed on the carriageway near to the incident.

"The woman and one of the boys were still in the vehicle on our arrival. They were both stabilised by paramedics whilst the fire service cut away the car which allowed the patients to be removed from the car as smoothly as possible. All three were conveyed to the Lister Hospital in Stevenage with slight injuries by land ambulances.