A1(M) crash woman remains critical

PUBLISHED: 13:51 08 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:07 26 October 2009

A WOMAN critically injured in a major motorway pile-up has been transferred to King's College Hospital in London. The accident, which took place on the A1(M) just north of junction six at Welwyn at 4pm yesterday (Wednesday), involved a total of seven ve

A WOMAN critically injured in a major motorway pile-up has been transferred to King's College Hospital in London.

The accident, which took place on the A1(M) just north of junction six at Welwyn at 4pm yesterday (Wednesday), involved a total of seven vehicles, police have confirmed.

They were an Asda truck, a blue Ford S-Max, a silver Toyota Avensis, a red Peugeot 206, a blue Ford Mondeo, a silver Volkswagen Golf and a Saunders recovery truck.

Firefighters from WGC, Hatfield, Welwyn and Stevenage used cutting equipment to rescue five people from their vehicles.

The driver of the Peugeot, a 34-year-old woman from Letchworth, was first taken to Lister Hospital in Stevenage, but was later rushed to King's College Hospital in London.

Her condition today (Thursday) remains critical.

The Toyota driver, a 50-year-old man from Stevenage, was discharged from the Lister after treatment.

Three others involved in the crash were also taken to hospital. They were all occupants of the Ford S-Max, and from Oakham in Leicestershire.

A 64-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy are in the QE2 and Lister hospitals respectively with arm injuries.

A 56-year-old woman received hip injuries and is at the QE2.

All three are in a stable condition.

The road remained closed until 10.50pm last night while emergency services worked at the scene.

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