Police investigate fatal collision in Hemel Hempstead

Officers are appealing for witnesses to the collision

Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 9:58 am

Police are investigating after a woman in her 20s died in a collision earlier today (Tuesday).

The fatal collision happened this afternoon on St Albans Road, in Hemel Hempstead, just before 5pm, and officers are appealing for witnesses and information.

A white Fiat 500, a silver BMW and a white Toyota car were involved in the collision.

Police are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision (C) Deni Krevesic

A woman in her 20s sadly suffered serious injuries which proved to be fatal.

Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained family liaison officers.

The driver of the Fiat, a woman in her 20s, was seriously injured. The other two drivers involved were also injured, one of them badly.

Sergeant Tom Daly, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit, said: “Our thoughts are very much with the family of the young woman who sadly lost her life, and we are conducting extensive enquiries to determine the circumstances of the collision.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken with police.

"Equally, if you have a working dash cam fitted to your vehicle and you were travelling along St Albans Road at the time of the incident, we would like to hear from you.

“If you live in the vicinity of the collision and have either CCTV or a doorbell camera fitted to your property, please get in touch as you may have captured something of interest.”

Firefighters rescued two people from vehicles, who were then handed over to the care of the ambulance crews.

A spokesperson for the East of England Ambulance Service said: "We were called to St Albans Road shortly before 5pm yesterday following reports of a collision.

"We sent four ambulances, a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance officer and two Essex and Herts Air Ambulance helicopters.

"Crews treated three patients at the scene and transported two to hospital for further assessment and care.

"Sadly, despite the best efforts of everyone involved, a third patient died at the scene."

Sgt Daly added: “I would ask that people with footage of the incident contact police and refrain from posting videos and photos on social media.

"This can only add to the distress of everyone those involved.”

You can email Sgt Daly at [email protected], report information online or call 101 quoting reference ISR 495 of 25 August, or Operation Windrow.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website www.crimestoppers-uk.org.