Woman fights for life after crash in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 16:49 31 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:50 31 October 2017

Crowds gather to watch the emergency services in Stonehills, Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Nina Morgan

Crowds gather to watch the emergency services in Stonehills, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Nina Morgan

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An elderly woman has been left in a life-threatening condition following a crash in Welwyn Garden City this afternoon.

The air ambulance landed in Welwyn Garden City town centre near the fountain. Picture: Alan DaviesThe air ambulance landed in Welwyn Garden City town centre near the fountain. Picture: Alan Davies

Emergency services were called to the scene in Stonehills at 2.45pm today.

An ambulance spokesman said: “We received a call at 2.45pm to a report of a collision in Stonehills.

“A rapid response vehicle, ambulance crew, ambulance officer and air ambulance from Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were dispatched.

“They treated a woman who was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital in a life-threatening condition.”

Police, fire and ambulance on the scene in Stonehills, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Alan DaviesPolice, fire and ambulance on the scene in Stonehills, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Alan Davies

At the time of the incident, a police spokeswoman told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “We are currently on the scene after a blue Nissan Micra crashed into the Nationwide bank and some scaffolding on Stonehills.”

A Herts County Council spokeswoman confirmed that an elderly woman was “trapped but she was extracted and received trauma care”.

Police closed Parkway on the south-bound side to allow for the air ambulance to take off.

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