Two drivers trapped in head-on crash

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a head-on crash which left two drivers trapped in their cars and badly injured. The accident happened at about 5.30pm last Thursday evening when a silver Daewoo Lanos driven by a 43-year-old man from St Albans,

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a head-on crash which left two drivers trapped in their cars and badly injured.

The accident happened at about 5.30pm last Thursday evening when a silver Daewoo Lanos driven by a 43-year-old man from St Albans, was in collision with a blue Rover 620 driven by a 28-year-old man from Smallford.

The cars crashed on a bend by the gravel pit in Sandpit Lane between St Albans and Smallford. Police closed the road between the Coopers Green Lane junction and the Smallford roundabout while fire crews worked to cut the men free.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said they sent two ambulances and a doctor to the accident.


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Paramedics, technicians and the doctor worked alongside the fire service for more than an hour-and-a-half to stabilise the victims before they were released.

One of them had to be anaesthetised by the doctor because of the nature of his injuries.

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The two men were taken to the QEII hospital in Welwyn Garden City. One had serious leg fractures and the other had a fractured arm and abdominal injuries. A police spokesman said both men remained in hospital in a stable condition.

If you have any information about the accident, call PC Felicity Moody on 0845 33 00 222.

n Firefighters were called on Monday night when two cars collided in Hatfield Road, St Albans, at the junction with St Peter's Street at around 9pm.

Though no-one was trapped, the fire crew from St Albans gave first aid to a woman who was slightly injured.

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