Man killed in Welwyn Garden City road crash

A DRIVER of a milk transit van was killed when his vehicle hit Digswell Viaduct.

The accident involving the Ford Transit happened on the A1000 Bessemer Road, in WGC, at 10.40pm last night (Tuesday).

The vehicle was travelling in the direction of the Mundells and was in collision with the right hand side of the mainline railway viaduct

A police spokeswoman said the driver, a 43-year-old man from Hitchin, was trapped when they arrived at the scene.

He was then taken to the QE2 Hospital with serious injuries and later died.


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Two fire crews from WGC attended the accident and used cutting equipment to cut free the man.

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “First and foremost our thoughts are firmly with his family and friends at this tragic time.”

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“Paramedics and firefighters worked very hard at the scene to treat and stabilise the man before he was conveyed to the QE2 Hospital.”

PC Ian Breacher, serious traffic incident investigator, said: “This is a tragic incident where a man had sadly lost his life. I am appealing for anyone who was in the area and saw the incident at the time to get in contact with police as soon as possible via the non-emergency number 0845 33 00 222.”

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