UPDATE: All lanes on A1(M) between Letchworth and Stevenage reopened after six vehicle crash

The crushed car after firefighters and paramedics used cutting equipment to free a woman trapped ins

The crushed car after firefighters and paramedics used cutting equipment to free a woman trapped inside. Credit: @AmboOfficer via Twitter - Credit: Archant

Two lanes of the A1(M) which were shut following a six vehicle collision – where a woman made a “miraculous escape” – have now reopened.

There was a six vehicle crash on the A1(M) this morning. Credit: @AmboOfficer via Twitter

There was a six vehicle crash on the A1(M) this morning. Credit: @AmboOfficer via Twitter - Credit: Archant

The lanes were closed on the southbound carriageway between junction 9 for Letchworth Gate and 8 for Stevenage following the crash, which occurred at around 7.45am.

Six vehicles were involved – a white Ford Transit van, a blue Citroen DS3, a grey Toyota Avensis, a silver Volkswagen Golf, a blue Mercedes C220 and a grey Ford Fiesta.

A woman in her 20s had to be cut free from her Citroen and was taken to Lister Hospital in Stevenage with minor injuries.

She made a “miraculous escape” according to an ambulance service spokesman.

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