A1(M) shut near Hatfield after child falls from moving van

PUBLISHED: 15:55 03 May 2019 | UPDATED: 15:55 03 May 2019

The A1(M) has been shut on the northbound carriageway near Junction 4 for Hatfield. Picture: Archant

The A1(M) has been shut on the northbound carriageway near Junction 4 for Hatfield. Picture: Archant

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The A1(M) northbound has been closed at Junction 4, near Hatfield, following a serious traffic incident involving a child.

Police were called at 2.20pm to the A1(M) northbound just after Junction 5 to reports that a young child had fallen from a moving van.

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The motorway was initially closed in both directions for an air ambulance, however the child was taken to hospital by land ambulance.

As a result there are approximately five miles of congestion back to Junction 2.

Traffic is being diverted off at Junction 4 and rejoining at Junction 5.

The northbound carriageway remains closed and Beds, Cambs & Herts Roads Policing Unit are currently on the scene.

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