Man taken to hospital after collision involving mobility scooter and van

Fatal road accident.
Fatal road accident.

A man aged in his 70s was involved in a collision with a van while he was travelling on his mobility scooter this afternoon.

The accident happened along St Albans Road, Hemel Hempstead, close to the Magic Roundabout just after 3pm.

Paramedics took the pensioner to Watford General Hospital by ambulance. The extent of his injuries are not yet known.

Firefighters were also called to the scene because there were initial fears that the man may have been trapped however, on arrival they discovered this was not the case.

The road has now been reopened following the recovery of the mobility scooter.