Man in trauma unit after A1(M) tree crash

Emergency services were called to a crash on the A1(M) between junctions 6 and 7 early this morning

Emergency services were called to a crash on the A1(M) between junctions 6 and 7 early this morning - Credit: Archant

A MAN is in a serious condition in a hospital trauma unit after his car left the A1(M) and collided with trees in the early hours of this morning (Thursday).

Emergency services were called at about 1.15am after reports that a Ford Focus had left the motorway on the northbound carriageway between junction 6 for Welwyn and junction 7 for Stevenage.

The car collided with trees before coming to a stop on a grass verge.

It took firefighters half an hour to free the man from the vehicle using two sets of cutting equipment, before he was stabilised by paramedics.

The man, who is in his 20s, was initially taken to Lister Hospital in Stevenage prior to being transferred at 4.30am to a specialist trauma centre at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

The A1(M) was shut northbound following the crash, fully reopening at 5.45am.

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