A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after another driver was seriously injured in a crash.

Police have confirmed they are investigating a collision which occurred in London Road in St Albans last night (Sunday August 8).

A fire crew were on their way back to St Albans fire station, having dealt with a field fire in Napsbury, when they came across a crash involving two vehicles at around 11.20pm.

The vehicles were a white Citroen Nemo van and a black Volkswagen.

The fire service said cutting gear was used to free the driver of the Volkswagen Polo - a woman in her 70s.

Police say she has sustained pelvic injuries and officers are treating the incident as a serious road traffic collision.

St Albans & Harpenden Review: London Road this morning. There was visible signs of damageLondon Road this morning. There was visible signs of damage

Hertfordshire Constabulary has confirmed a 26-year-old man from London was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving under the influence of excess alcohol.

He remains in police custody at this time.

The crash scene is in London Road, near the junction with Drakes Drive.

This morning, there was visible and significant damage to fencing along London Road with police tape and other signs of wreckage.

St Albans & Harpenden Review: Aftermath of the crash in London Road, St AlbansAftermath of the crash in London Road, St Albans

Sergeant Tim Davies, of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire road policing unit, said: "As part of investigations into this incident I’m appealing for anyone who witnessed this collision, or has dash cam or CCTV footage of it, to please get in contact.

"I’d also like to hear from anyone who saw either of the vehicles prior to the incident to also get in touch.

"If you are able to help I can be contacted directly via email at timothy.davies@herts.pnn.police.uk."

Information can also be reported online at herts.police.uk/report, or via 101, quoting ISR 757 of 8 August.

Or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.