Motorway accident causes traffic chaos

PUBLISHED: 10:59 19 October 2006 | UPDATED: 11:03 06 May 2010

RUSH-HOUR chaos hit Comet country this morning (Thursday, October 19) after an accident on the A1(M). The motorway was shut in both directions between junctions seven and eight, at Stevenage. Reports say a car left the northbound carriageway shortly after

RUSH-HOUR chaos hit Comet country this morning (Thursday, October 19) after an accident on the A1(M).

The motorway was shut in both directions between junctions seven and eight, at Stevenage.

A black Ford Focus left the northbound carriageway near Stevenage, hit a tree and ended up in a field shortly after 7am.

The male driver was taken to the Lister Hospital, Stevenage, with serious injuries.

The motorway was shut northbound between junctions seven and nine, but reopened at 10.45am.

Rush-hour traffic was diverted along alternative routes, bringing roads through Codicote and Knebworth to a standstill.

Police are appealing for witnesses. Call Insp Jim Grassie of the road policing unit on 01923 472382.

Keep checking www.thecomet.net for further details as they are known.


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