Two dead after man falls from M1 bridge by Junction 6 Bricket Wood, according to witnesses

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Two dead after man falls from M1 bridge, according to witnesses Two dead after man falls from M1 bridge, according to witnesses

The M1 remains closed after a man fell from a bridge and then a second man trying to help him, was hit by a car, according to witnesses.

An air ambulance was seen flying to the area following the accident by Junction 6.

Both casualties were reported to have died.

Rebecca Martin, who was travelling northbound on a Megabus, said: "We came to a screeching halt and it sounded like a car accident had happened in front of us or something. We then found out a man had jumped from the bridge in front of us.

"We were just three or four cars behind it. Then another car stopped and a man got out to help and was hit by another car. An air ambulance came and took both of the men away."

She added: "It was quite worrying when we came to a screeching halt and it was quite close to being a massive accident. It’s really bad it’s happened and that someone that was trying to help got run over is just awful."

Police and ambulance services were called to the scene at around 10.50am after receiving calls of concern for the welfare of two people.

The road is closed northbound and police are advising drivers to avoid the area where possible.

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1:52pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Hornets number 12 fan says...

This is tragic in the extreme. Tragic waste of life particularly of the man who stopped to help. My condolences to their families
This is tragic in the extreme. Tragic waste of life particularly of the man who stopped to help. My condolences to their families Hornets number 12 fan

2:08pm Thu 30 Jan 14

pepsiman says...

You can’t get much more selfish than jumping off a motorway bridge, condolences to all involved.
You can’t get much more selfish than jumping off a motorway bridge, condolences to all involved. pepsiman

2:11pm Thu 30 Jan 14

TRT says...

Holy c***. The stuff of nightmares! Keep us updated, WO.
Holy c***. The stuff of nightmares! Keep us updated, WO. TRT

4:35pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Boosey says...

pepsiman wrote:
You can’t get much more selfish than jumping off a motorway bridge, condolences to all involved.
Let's hope you don't arrive at the same destination as he.
[quote][p][bold]pepsiman[/bold] wrote: You can’t get much more selfish than jumping off a motorway bridge, condolences to all involved.[/p][/quote]Let's hope you don't arrive at the same destination as he. Boosey

7:10pm Thu 30 Jan 14

mummy_1 says...

pepsiman wrote:
You can’t get much more selfish than jumping off a motorway bridge, condolences to all involved.
If a person is at the stage where he/she wants to take their own life by jumping from a bridge, I think rational thinking (and thinking about others) may have already gone out of the window...There but for the grace of God...........!
[quote][p][bold]pepsiman[/bold] wrote: You can’t get much more selfish than jumping off a motorway bridge, condolences to all involved.[/p][/quote]If a person is at the stage where he/she wants to take their own life by jumping from a bridge, I think rational thinking (and thinking about others) may have already gone out of the window...There but for the grace of God...........! mummy_1

8:45pm Thu 30 Jan 14

tsinuk says...

Let's not forget people, lives were shattered today ... two horrible senseless deaths. Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.
Let's not forget people, lives were shattered today ... two horrible senseless deaths. Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends. tsinuk

10:45pm Thu 30 Jan 14

D.unstable says...

Very sad, especially the guy who got out to help, could have a young family who said goodbye this morning not knowing he would not return.
Very sad, especially the guy who got out to help, could have a young family who said goodbye this morning not knowing he would not return. D.unstable

8:00am Fri 31 Jan 14

VOReason says...

Thoughts are with the families, especially those of the motorcyclist who tried to help ...

Rest in piece x
Thoughts are with the families, especially those of the motorcyclist who tried to help ... Rest in piece x VOReason

10:07am Fri 31 Jan 14

tequila0 says...

Does anyone know the name of the guy that tried to help the other one and died aswell? Or at least what car was he driving? I am desperate, and I hope it's not my friend. It's a tragedy.
Does anyone know the name of the guy that tried to help the other one and died aswell? Or at least what car was he driving? I am desperate, and I hope it's not my friend. It's a tragedy. tequila0

11:33am Fri 31 Jan 14

watfordbornandbred says...

pepsiman wrote:
You can’t get much more selfish than jumping off a motorway bridge, condolences to all involved.
if you have reached the point that you want to END your life , im afraid you are not going to think of anyone at all. You are no longer in any kind of right mind and the fact that so many people are affected is neither here nor there. Any suicide ANY suicide affects a whole number of people not just a few.
Condolences to families involved
[quote][p][bold]pepsiman[/bold] wrote: You can’t get much more selfish than jumping off a motorway bridge, condolences to all involved.[/p][/quote]if you have reached the point that you want to END your life , im afraid you are not going to think of anyone at all. You are no longer in any kind of right mind and the fact that so many people are affected is neither here nor there. Any suicide ANY suicide affects a whole number of people not just a few. Condolences to families involved watfordbornandbred

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