Man arrested after crashing into tree and fleeing scene in Hitchin
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A man has been arrested after he fled the scene of a crash in Hitchin last night.
At around 9.30pm, the emergency services were alerted to the theft of a motor vehicle in Stevenage.
It was reported that a grey, Ford transit van had been stolen from Stevenage High Street, and the vehicle had been involved in a collision with a tree in Woolgrove Road, Hitchin 30 minutes later.
The driver, a male, fled the scene and the female passenger was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Herts Fire and Rescue Service also attended, along with the East of England Ambulance service.
A police search, including a helicopter, resulted in the male being caught and being placed in custody, where he now remains.