Crashes cause chaos on motorway

MOTORWAY crashes brought commuter chaos to North Herts today. Two separate rush hour collisions closed lanes as the police, fire and ambulance service attended the carnage. The morning misery began just before 6.30am when a black Ford Mondeo, blue BMW,

MOTORWAY crashes brought commuter chaos to North Herts today.

Two separate rush hour collisions closed lanes as the police, fire and ambulance service attended the carnage.

The morning misery began just before 6.30am when a black Ford Mondeo, blue BMW, white Vauxhall Astra and grey Saab were involved in a crash on the A1(M) between junctions 7 and 8 southbound at Stevenage.

A woman who suffered minor injuries was treated at the scene.


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The cars were moved to the hard shoulder and traffic was running freely again by 7am.

Further along the A1(M) at 8.40am a blue Vauxhall Vectra was involved in a collision with a silver Peugeot 407 estate in the Hatfield tunnel, causing severe delays.

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Lanes one and two were closed forcing traffic into a single lane and causing traffic to back up as far as Stevenage.

The driver of the Vectra, a 45-year-old Norfolk man, had to be cut free by the fire service. He was removed on a spinal board and taken to the QEII Hospital with minor injuries. His passenger a 40-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds and the Peugeot driver, a 43-year-old Stevenage man, were both uninjured.

All lanes were reopened by 9.30am

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