Update: Two taken to hospital after A1(M) crash

TWO people have been taken to hospital after a car flipped on the A1(M) motorway today. A 52-year-old woman had to be cut out of a blue Renault Clio after it overturned on the southbound carriageway, close to junction 5 at WGC, just before 3pm this afternoon

FOUR people have been taken to hospital after a car hit the central reservation and flipped on the A1(M) motorway.

A 52-year-old woman from Blackpool had to be cut out of a blue Renault Clio after it overturned on the southbound carriageway, close to junction 5 at WGC, just before 3pm this afternoon (Wednesday).

She was taken to the Lister Hospital in Stevenage with a fractured collarbone and fractured hand.

A 60-year-old man from Staffordshire was taken to the same hospital with a hand injury.

Two other passengers, a 28-year-old woman from Blackpool and a 57-year-old woman from Staffordshire, suffered minor injuries.

The southbound carriageway has now re-opened and traffic is returning to normal as the evening rush hour gets under way.

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Police are appealing for any witnesses who saw the accident to come forward.

PC Adam Frost said: "It is unknown at this stage why the vehicle came to collide with the central reservation. I am appealing for anyone who has any information or who witnessed the collision to come forward and contact me."

Call 0845 33 00 222 if you have any information.

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