At least 14 injured as two cars smash into spectators in Stevenage

Mail Online | 7/18/2019 | Tim Stickings;Jack Elsom For Mailonline
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At least 14 people have been injured after two cars collided and ploughed into spectators in a 'boy racer' collision in Stevenage last night.

Footage shared on social media showed a blue car hurtling past another vehicle and smashing into a crowd of youngsters on the central reservation of the A602 in Hertfordshire.

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The blue Nissan clipped the slower-moving vehicle and sent it ploughing into another group of spectators on the pavement who were among hundreds of visitors at a Thursday night car meet.

The crash left the panicked spectators - many of them teenagers - screaming for help as a fleet of police and emergency vehicles arrived and a helicopter landed at the scene to help the stricken victims.

Hertfordshire - Police - People - Aftermath - Horrific

Hertfordshire Police said 14 people were being treated, some of them seriously injured, in the aftermath of the horrific crash as witnesses described rescue workers struggling to lift a car off a trapped victim.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said 12 injured patients had been taken to three hospitals including the Lister Hospital in Stevenage.

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An air ambulance was at the scene in the aftermath amid a huge emergency response with at least a dozen ambulances and police cars at the side of Monkswood Way.

The blue car, believed to be a Nissan 350z, was seen with a smashed windscreen in footage taken in the moments after the collision which also showed a crowd of people screaming for help.

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Another video showed cars building up terrifying speeds in the moments before the impact, with spectators gathered in Stevenage for a Thursday night car meet which organisers insist was meant to be 'static'.

Ciaran O'Connor, 33, was in his car when he saw a group of children 'go flying' as the car rammed into them, saying the...
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