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Man flown to hospital as 11 people involved in two-car collision near Stortford



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A man was taken to hospital by air ambulance after 11 people were involved in a collision on the outskirts of Bishop's Stortford on Friday evening.

The accident involved only two vehicles: a Hyundai Santa Fe SUV, which had seven occupants, and a black Mini One, with four people, which ended up in a field.

The two drivers and nine passengers suffered various injuries. The most serious was a head injury to a man who was flown to hospital, but this was not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.

An air ambulance landed in a field at the scene of the crash in Hazelend Road Picture: @BStortPolice on Twitter (14701889)
An air ambulance landed in a field at the scene of the crash in Hazelend Road Picture: @BStortPolice on Twitter (14701889)

The crash happened on Hazelend Road, the road from Stortford to Manuden, near the junction with Gipsy Lane, at about 5.15pm on Friday (August 2). The road was shut for almost six hours while emergency services dealt with the aftermath.

A spokeswoman for Hertfordshire police said: "It was reported that both vehicles were in collision before the Mini left the carriageway and came to rest in an adjacent field.

"Officers attended alongside colleagues from the ambulance service and a road closure was put in place to allow emergency services to work at the scene.

"The four occupants of the Mini and the seven occupants of the Hyundai suffered a number of injuries but these were not thought to be serious.

"One man was flown to hospital via air ambulance due to a head injury, however this was not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.

"The vehicles were recovered and the road reopened by 11pm."



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