Man dies after M1 crash near St Albans on Sunday

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A man in his 60s died in hospital yesterday after being involved in a road traffic accident on the M1 on Sunday.

He was taken to St George’s Hospital in London after the accident in which the Renault Clio he was a passenger in, collided with a Vauxhall Astra in the central lane, just after 9.40am between Junctions 7 and 6, near the exit slip road to the M25.

A woman in her 50s, who was a fellow passenger, was taken to St Mary’s Hospital and remains in a critical condition.

The driver of the Clio, a woman in her 40s, was taken to Watford General Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the Astra, a man in his 40s, who was travelling alone, was also taken to Watford General Hospital with slight injuries.


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The road was closed until approximately 1pm.

Police from Beds, Cambs and Herts Roads Policing Unit are still appealing for witnesses.

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Sgt Colin Jenkinson said: “I would urge anyone who may have seen this incident or either car prior to the collision taking place to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the non-emergency number 101.

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