Both lanes closed on A1(M) after three-car crash

Both lanes of the A1(M) have been shut northbound with traffic passing on the hard shoulder. Credit:

Both lanes of the A1(M) have been shut northbound with traffic passing on the hard shoulder. Credit: East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust - Credit: Archant

Both lanes of the A1(M) between junction 6 for Welwyn and 7 for Stevenage have been shut this morning (Thursday) after a three-car collision.

Paramedics take over after firefighters used cutting equipment to free a man from his car. Credit: E

Paramedics take over after firefighters used cutting equipment to free a man from his car. Credit: East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust - Credit: Archant

Emergency services were called at about 8.55am to the northbound carriageway of the motorway after reports that a Ford Focus, a Volkswagen and a Seat Ibiza had collided, with both lanes currently shut.

Firefighters have cut the roof off the top of the Volkswagen to free a man, who after assessment by the ambulance service is being taken to Lister Hospital in Stevenage.

Two fire crews from Stevenage, one from Welwyn GC and the rescue support unit from St Albans are currently at the scene.

Traffic is passing on the hard shoulder and is heavy northbound.


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