Motorcyclist taken to hospital as A1(M) reopens following crash between Stevenage junctions

The ambulance service and police were called to Westgate multi-storey car park in Stevenage town cen

The ambulance service and police were called to Westgate multi-storey car park in Stevenage town centre after concerns for the welfare of an 18-year-old woman. - Credit: Archant

The A1(M) has reopened following a crash on the southbound Stevenage stretch which saw a motorcyclist taken to hospital.

Police and ambulance personnel were called shortly after 10am after a white Citroen Dispatch van collided with a blue Kawasaki motorcycle on the southbound carriageway between Junction 8 and 7 for Stevenage.

Due to motorists’ concerns about the motorcyclist’s injuries, a rapid response vehicle, ambulance and ambulance officer were all dispatched and the motorway shut at Junction 8.

On arrival the motorcyclist – a woman in her 20s – was conscious and breathing, but she was taken to Lister Hospital in the town in a brace as a precaution for spinal injuries. She was later discharged.

The A1(M) reopened shortly before 11am.

UPDATE: Previously police stated that it was believed only a motorcyclist was involved, but have since told the Comet a white Citroen Dispatch van collided with the motorbike.

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