Two in hospital after lorry plunges off A1(M) near Stevenage

The scene after the lorry crash on the A1(M) near Stevenage. Picture: BCH Road Policing

The scene after the lorry crash on the A1(M) near Stevenage. Picture: BCH Road Policing - Credit: Archant

A lane is closed on the A1(M) near Stevenage this morning after a crash that saw a lorry end up in the trees off the carriageway.

The scene after the lorry crash on the A1(M) near Stevenage. Picture: BCH Road Policing

The scene after the lorry crash on the A1(M) near Stevenage. Picture: BCH Road Policing - Credit: Archant

The crash happened on the southbound carriageway between Junction 8 and Junction 7, both for Stevenage.

A police spokeswoman told the Comet: “Police were called at 5.42am this morning to reports of a collision on the A1M southbound between Junctions 7 and 8.

“A lorry had left the carriageway and collided with a hedge.

“The ambulance service and fire and rescue service were called. One lane has been closed.

“Recovery is being arranged for the lorry and there will be a closure at Junction 8 southbound at 9pm this evening.

“Two people went to hospital with minor injuries.”

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An ambulance service spokesman confirmed that three ambulances, two hazardous area response team vehicles, a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance officer were called to the scene.

Baldock & Letchworth firefighters were also on the scene amid fears people might be trapped, but this was not the case.