Two hospitalised as Range Rover flips onto its roof in Hexton B655 crash

Two people were taken to hospital on stretchers after a Hexton smash yesterday. Picture: Dean Elcome

Two people were taken to hospital on stretchers after a Hexton smash yesterday. Picture: Dean Elcome. - Credit: Archant

Two people were put on stretchers and taken to hospital yesterday with back and neck injuries after a crash in a village near Hitchin.

A Range Rover flipped onto its roof during a smash in Hexton. Picture: Dean Elcome.

A Range Rover flipped onto its roof during a smash in Hexton. Picture: Dean Elcome. - Credit: Archant

The smash happened at around 2.45pm in Barton Road, Hexton, which left the road blocked.

A Jaguar and a Range Rover were involved in the incident which led to two ambulances attending the scene, and the road was reopened just after 4.30pm.

An eyewitness told the Comet: “It happened right outside Hexton JMI School on the B655.

“Thankfully no-one was fatally injured but I saw at least two occupants being stretchered away onto ambulances.

“Both vehicles clipped one another with the Range Rover flipping onto its roof before coming to a standstill across the carriageway.

“The Jaguar – minus a wheel – continued for a way until it collided with a hedge.”

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The area has seen local residents campaign for speed cameras to be installed and for speed checks along the route, following a number of crashes over the last few years.

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