Woman hospitalised and Stevenage road closed after two-vehicle crash

Cartwright Road in Stevenage has been shut this morning after a van and a car collided. Credit: @Amb

Cartwright Road in Stevenage has been shut this morning after a van and a car collided. Credit: @AmboOfficer via Twitter - Credit: Archant

A woman has been taken to hospital and a road closed following a crash this morning (Thursday).

Cartwright Road in Stevenage has been shut in both directions after a blue Kia Picanto and a white Mercedes Sprinter ASDA delivery van collided at about 8.50am.

A woman in her 20s was taken to Lister Hospital in the town after suffering from neck and back pain.

Update 10am: The road has now reopened.

The incident follows another crash in Grace Way, Stevenage, which occurred at about 6.40am.

Emergency services were called to the road at the junction with Almonds Lane after a grey Renault Clio and a black Toyota Yaris were in collision.

One person was taken to hospital with minor injuries and fire crews also attended as smoke was reported as coming from one of the cars.

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Both cars were recovered and the road cleared by 7.30am.

There have been a number incidents this morning across the area, which has been affected by heavy fog.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: “It’s really important than people are vigilant when using the roads in weather like this, as reduced visibility can mean that accidents are more likely to happen.

“Allow extra time for your journey so that you can drive as slow as is necessary to be safe, leave extra space between you and the vehicle in front of you, and of course use your headlights – and if necessary your fog lights – to ensure you can be seen by others.”

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