Hertfordshire police have appealed for witnesses to come forward following a life-threatening crash on the A602.

Prior to 9.45am today (Wednesday, March 20) a grey Kia Picanto collided with a tree on the A602 Hooks Cross, near to the Three Horseshoes pub.

The driver of the vehicle, a man aged in his 50s, was airlifted to hospital for injuries currently described as life threatening.

Detective Sergeant Shona Birkby said: “Our enquiries are continuing as we work to establish the full circumstances around this incident.

The Comet: The A602, near Hooks Cross.The A602, near Hooks Cross. (Image: Google Maps)

“If you were driving in the area at the time and have a dash cam fitted, please check it as you may have recorded some crucial footage to assist our investigation.

"Please email me at Shona.Birkby@beds.police.uk with any information, no matter how small or insignificant you think the details you have may be.”

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Information can be reported to Hertfordshire police online at www.herts.police.uk/ro/report or by calling the police's non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 194 of March 20.

Hertfordshire police's web chat function can be used by visiting herts.police.uk/contact.

Anonymous information can be given by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.