Three Accidents Cause Traffic Chaos In Radlett This Morning

AN ambulance car heading to the scene of an accident in Radlett this morning (Tuesday) was forced to swerve off the road to avoid another vehicle attempting a U-turn. The first incident happened along Watling Street, heading towards Elstree, at about 7.40am, and caused traffic chaos around the area. A

AN ambulance car heading to the scene of an accident in Radlett this morning (Tuesday) was forced to swerve off the road to avoid another vehicle attempting a U-turn.

The first incident happened along Watling Street, heading towards Elstree, at about 7.40am, and caused traffic chaos around the area.

A woman, thought to be in her 50s, was trapped in her grey Citroen Vibe which had ended up on its roof in a ditch following the accident.

Firefighters cut her free from the wreckage and she was taken to hospital.


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But the ambulance response car attending the scene, near to the Hertsmere Jewish Primary School, was nearly in collision with another vehicle, a silver Peugeot, which was attempting a U-turn to avoid the traffic.

Police closed the road at the roundabout junction with the High Street and Theobald Street until around 9.30am.

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There have been reports that the subsequent tailbacks stretched all the way into Borehamwood and back towards St Albans.

In a separate incident on the same stretch of road, a silver Honda Jazz crashed into a fence at around the same time.

No serious injuries are thought to have been sustained in any of the incidents.

Gary Sanderson, spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: "Ambulance crews from Borehamwood, Watford and Welwyn attended the scene. Doctor Martyn Wildman also attended the collision. One patient, a woman who we believe to be in her 50s was taken to Watford General Hospital with minor injuries.

He continued: "One of our trust response cars attending the Watling Street collision took evasive action when a car attempted a U turn in the queuing traffic leading up to the crash. The ambulance officer’s car left the road and he was not injured, no other vehicles were involved."

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