Southbound A41 closed near Bourne End after car plummets into ditch

Firefighters had to cut the roof off a car to free a trapped motorist whose car had plummeted into a ditch, forcing police to close the southbound A41.

Emergency services rushed to help the man after a frantic 999 call-out at about 6.35pm on Thursday evening.

His white Nissan Micra had left the carriageway about a mile after passing the McDonald’s restaurant at the Bourne End Mills Industrial Estate.

Police closed the southbound A41 at about 7.15pm and the man was taken to Watford General Hospital – but he is not thought to have been badly injured. The road was reopened just after 8.25pm.

The A41 also had to be closed earlier in the week after a separate two-car smash was reported to police