Motorcyclist dies after accident on the M1 near to St Albans

Congestion on the M1 following an accident near to junction eight. Picture: motorwaycameras.co.uk

Congestion on the M1 following an accident near to junction eight. Picture: motorwaycameras.co.uk - Credit: Archant

A motorcyclist has died following an accident on the M1 near to junction eight earlier this week.

The 33-year-old from Watford was pronounced dead at the scene after colliding with a barrier on the northbound entry slip on Wednesday afternoon.

All lanes were closed after the crash.

The ambulance service said: “We were called to reports of a road traffic collision on the M1 near Junction 8 at 2.13pm.

Two rapid response vehicles, an ambulance and the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance attended the scene.”

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Sgt Keith Evans from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit is appealing for anyone who saw the motorcyclist, who was travelling on a yellow Honda motorbike, to get in touch by calling 101, quoting Op Laconia, or report information online at https://www.herts.police.uk/Report.

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