Three taken to hospital and road shut after reported five-car crash in Hitchin

Hermitage Road in Hitchin was shut following the crash. Picture: @Felixfarleys via Twitter.

Hermitage Road in Hitchin was shut following the crash. Picture: @Felixfarleys via Twitter. - Credit: Archant

Three people were taken to hospital and a road in Hitchin town centre shut following a crash involving up to five cars.

The scene of the crash in Hermitage Road, Hitchin. Picture: @rahuljoshi_uk via Twitter.

The scene of the crash in Hermitage Road, Hitchin. Picture: @rahuljoshi_uk via Twitter. - Credit: Archant

Emergency services were called to Hermitage Road just before 6pm following the collision, with police shutting the road in both directions.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said three ambulances and two rapid response cars were called to the scene after a two-car crash. Other reports suggest more cars – potentially up to five – were involved.

Three people were taken to Lister Hospital in Stevenage – two with spinal injuries – but the spokesman added none were believed to be in a life-threatening condition.

The cars were later recovered.