Traffic chaos near Hatfield after horse and cart crash

A MAN was taken to hospital this morning (Tuesday) after a car collided with a horse and trap – bringing chaos to motorists.

Traffic is backing up on both sides of the A414 between Hatfield and St Albans, after a beige Suzuki Grand Vitara collided with the horse carriage to junction three of the A1(M) at around 7am.

The horse carriage toppled into a ditch and both lanes of the A414 were closed as paramedics from WGC treated the carriage driver, a man in his 20s.

He was taken to the QE2 Hospital in WGC with a minor head injury. The horse suffered bruising.

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “A car had collided with the horse and cart on the carriageway and the man who we believe to be in his 20s received minor injuries. The horse and cart ended upside down in an adjacent ditch. The horse was also injured. The man from the cart was treated by paramedics before being taken to the QE2 Hospital.”

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A police spokeswoman confirmed that the road has since re-opened but there is still a tailback.

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