UPDATED: Two hospitalised as rush hour smash sees bypass closed in both directions

Two people were taken to hospital after a vehicle flipped over the central reservation of the A41 yesterday afternoon.

Tuesday, 26th August 2014, 5:55 pm
Accident on the A41

The A41 was closed in both directions yesterday after the two-car smash, which happened just after 4pm on the northbound carriageway close to the Berkhamsted and Chesham sliproad exit.

One of the vehicles flipped and landed on the southbound carriageway of the busy bypass.

The road was closed to traffic southbound from the Tring turn-off and from the Bourne End exit northbound.

Accident on the A41

A rapid response vehicle, an ambulance officer, an ambulance and Essex Air Ambulance attended, as well as an ambulance from South Central Ambulance Service.

Two patients were transported to Stoke Mandeville Hospital by land ambulance for further assessment.

> Prior to the accident, emergency services had been called to the Bourne End service station further south on the A41.

Police attended the scene where a lorry had crashed into two petrol pumps – but thankfully caused no leak – at around 2.40pm.

The vehicle was removed just after 3pm and there was no serious damage to the station, which is currently closed for refurbishment. An engineer came to inspect the site to ensure it was safe.