Motorists freed from blaze

Two quick-thinking people helped the occupants of a car and lorry escape from their vehicles before the car burst into flames on Wednesday (June 21).

Friday, 23rd June 2017, 5:19 pm
Updated Monday, 26th June 2017, 1:25 pm
News. Photo: Shutterstock SUS-150807-174846001

The incident happened when the articulated lorry 
and a white Peugeot 307 were involved in a road traffic 
collision on the M1, just before Junction 8, at around 4pm.

Two quick-thinking 
members of the public rushed to the occupants’ aid, helping them exit the vehicle safely before emergency services arrived at the scene.

Police are now appealing for witnesses, including 
anyone who witnessed the 
collision, including anyone who might have dash cam footage, to get in touch.

Call Hertfordshire 
Police on 101, quoting ISR 545 of June 21 or report 
information online at

Alternatively, you can contact the independent crimefighting charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will never need to go to court.