Man hospitalised after car collides with trees and fence on A1(M) at Stevenage

The car which was in collision with a tree.Picture: Tony Robinson

The car which was in collision with a tree.Picture: Tony Robinson - Credit: Archant

A DRIVER whose car collided with trees and a fence off the A1(M) this morning (Friday) has been taken to hospital.

The mangled car, which was in collision with a tree. Pic: Tony Robinson

The mangled car, which was in collision with a tree. Pic: Tony Robinson - Credit: Archant

A man was driving a grey Jaguar S-Type northbound between junction 7 and 8 for Stevenage when it left the motorway at around 8.15am, colliding with trees and a fence.

Ambulance spokesman Gary Sanderson said the driver was "lucky" not to receive serious injuries

Ambulance spokesman Gary Sanderson said the driver was "lucky" not to receive serious injuries - Credit: Archant

The driver had cuts to his head – which was bleeding – and was taken to Lister Hospital in Stevenage for treatment for minor injuries.

The car collided with trees and a fence

The car collided with trees and a fence - Credit: Archant

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson, who attended the scene, said: “The man was very lucky indeed to have not received serious injuries as several wooden fence posts entered the car, narrowly missing the driver.”

Police, ambulance and fire crews were all called, and a rolling road closure was put in place just after junction 7 while debris was removed from the road.


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The Jaguar was recovered by 9.30am.

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