Crews tackle three M1 incidents in under a week

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CREWS have been called out to tackle three motorway incidents in less than a week.

In the latest just before 8am today (Thursday), a woman in her 20s was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Her Peugeot 206 hit a barrier on the hard shoulder of the southbound M1 between Junctions nine and eight.

Three fire engines, police and an ambulance were called to help at the scene.

Fireman Brett Osborne said: “Her car bonnet had been crushed.”

But traffic was not disrupted and the car was taken away by 8.40am.

A lorry with brakes that had got too hot needed help near Junction 6A of the M1 at about 8.40am yesterday.

Hemel Hempstead firefighters rushed to the scene but were not needed.

Police also went to help, but had left the scene by 10am.

The other was between Junctions 9 and 10 of the M1 at about 4pm on Friday.

Markyate and Redbourn firefighters rushed out to find a car on fire on the hard shoulder.

They used a hose to put out the flames by 4.25pm.