‘Drive safely in the drizzle,’ firefighters warn motorists after van flips over in the rain

A van flipped over and came off the A41 this morning

A van flipped over and came off the A41 this morning


Emergency services rushed to the A41 this morning after a van flipped over and left the carriageway.

Two men were in the vehicle at the time – but were described by paramedics as ‘walking wounded’.

Hemel Hempstead Fire Station posted a photo of the accident on social networking website Twitter.

Referring to one of its crews, @HEMELFIRE said: “White Watch have been on the A41 this morning. Please take care, as there is lots of spray and please slow down.”

The 999 call to the smash – between Bourne End and Hemel Hempstead on the southbound carriageway – came in at about 6.50am.

Police spokesman Giles Cooper said: “We were called to reports of a vehicle striking the central reservation and then ending up off the road.”

He said that both lanes of the southbound A41 were closed when officers arrived – but one was reopened at 7.45am. The lane remained closed until the van was taken away by a recovery truck at 9.45am.

The two men in the van were taken to Watford General Hospital at about 7.30am ‘as a precaution,’ but are understood to have only suffered minor injuries.

Yesterday Hemel Hempstead Fire Station tweeted a photo of a damaged dishwasher after the machine caught fire and crews had to put out the blaze.

The tweet also warned people about safety recalls of old Bosch and Hotpoint dishwashers after hundreds of reports about smoke and fire damage by customers.




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