A person has been hospitalised with "serious" injuries after a crash on the A602 Park Way in Hitchin yesterday (Wednesday, February 28).

Shortly after 9.15pm, Herts police were called to reports of a two car collision at the junction with Charlton Road. The vehicles involved were a white Toyota Prius and a black Vauxhall Corsa.

Firefighters extracted two people from the vehicles, while two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, ambulance officer vehicle, and Magpas Air ambulance were also called to the scene.


Three patients were assessed at the scene, with two - a man and a woman - taken to Lister Hospital by road ambulance for further treatment. A police spokesperson said one was receiving "precautionary treatment" while another had "serious but not life-threatening" injuries.

Police officers put a road closure in place on Charlton Road while the emergency services dealt with the incident.

Only last week, a petition was launched to make the A602 Park Way/Charlton Road junction safer.

It was started by Holly and Sophie Sharpe, sisters of Liam Sharpe, who was seriously injured in a crash last month that tragically took the life of 19-year-old Ollie Gatfield.

Responding to that petition, a spokesperson for Hertfordshire County Council did not comment on the wider safety concerns raised by the petition.

Instead, they said: “Our thoughts are with those affected by the recent tragic incident on the A602.”

“It is understandable that loved ones will ask why this happened, and we are working closely with Hertfordshire police as they investigate the possible causes.”