Knebworth railway bridge smash sparks police appeal

PUBLISHED: 10:58 24 October 2014 | UPDATED: 10:59 24 October 2014




Police have launched an appeal to investigate why a car crashed into a railway bridge in Knebworth on Tuesday night.

At about 9.50pm a man driving a black Skoda Fabia collided with a railway bridge on Old Knebworth Lane.

The driver, who is in his 30s, was travelling towards Stevenage and hit the bridge close to the Odyssey Spa.

Police do not yet know what caused the collision and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle and received serious injuries.

He is currently in the Lister Hospital in a critical condition.

Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit PC Martin Longley is investigating and said: “We would like to establish the circumstances surrounding the collision as soon as possible and are therefore appealing to anyone who may have witnessed it, or saw the Skoda prior to the incident, to contact me.”

Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact PC Longley via Hertfordshire Constabulary’s non-emergency number 101, citing reference ISR 742 of October 21.

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