Stevenage ‘car cruise’ crash leaves 17 injured

Stevenage 'car cruise' crash leaves 17 injured

Monkswood Way

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The crash happened on Monkswood Way, a major road into Stevenage

Seventeen people have been injured in a "horrendous" crash at a gathering which included modified vehicles in Stevenage.

Two vehicles collided on Monkswood Way at about 21:45 BST on Thursday during the "car cruise" event and hit people watching from the side of the road.

The East of England Ambulance Service said some of the people had been seriously hurt.

Police have asked witnesses to send footage of the crash to detectives.

According to some posts on social media the collision happened during a gathering where there were modified vehicles.

Footage posted on Twitter shows one car passing another before the two collide and one ploughs into spectators at the roadside.

One witness said on Twitter: "I've just witnessed that horrendous crash in Stevenage, no more than 50ft away from me. I'm still trying to process it all."

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said: "There were a number of people in the area at the time and 16 people are presently being treated for injuries, some of which are serious."

The air ambulance was also sent to the scene.

A group called Cruise-Herts had said it was holding a cruise event on Thursday where people would gather to look at modified cars.

Hertfordshire Police said investigations were ongoing but there were no deaths or arrests at this stage.

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews had cut free one person trapped in a vehicle and provided "trauma care" to a number of injured people.

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