Two officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridge & Herts Road Policing Unit have been seriously injured after a crash on the A1 on Monday (10th June) evening.
The crash happened on the motorway between junctions seven and six just south of Stevenage at around 22:00 hours.
The incident involved a marked BMW X5 which was responding to a 999 call during inclement weather conditions.
No other vehicles were involved in the accident.
Emergency services closed the carriageway while they carried out an investigation into the accident.
The road was later reopened at 05:30 hours on Tuesday morning.
The two officers inside the vehicle suffered serious injuries and are believed to still be in hospital.
However, it has been reported that their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
A statement released by Hertfordshire Police said:
‘Officers investigating a collision in Stevenage are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to get in contact.
‘At around 10.05pm on (Monday, June 10), a marked police vehicle, a BMW X5, was involved in a collision on the A1(M) between junctions six and seven just south of Stevenage.
‘Two officers were responding to an incident in challenging weather conditions, lost control and left the carriageway.
‘The officers were assisted by members of the public and were taken to hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.
‘Road closures were put in place on both the northbound and southbound carriageways, and were lifted at around 8am on Tuesday, June 11.
‘Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the collision are continuing at this time’.
Sergeant James Thorne from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit said:
“We have spoken to a number of witnesses already but we’re asking anyone who has not yet been in contact and who saw the collision to please call 101.
“We’re also asking anyone who may have dash cam footage of the incident or the lead up to it to please get in contact.”
Anyone with information can contact Sergeant Thorne by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, report information online at www.herts.police.uk/Report, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via online web chat, which can be launched here: herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 787 of June 10.
Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.