Driver taken to hospital after hitting five cars

A DRIVER was taken to hospital after crashing his car and a trailer into five parked cars.

The incident happened on the A6 at Matlock Bath, outside a cafe, at about 1.45pm on Monday.

A Land Rover Discovery towing a trailer ploughed in to a Ford Focus, a Vauxhall, an Audi, a Chrysler and a Porsche, which were all parked nearby.

The main road through the village was partially blocked until the scene was cleared by police by about 3.30pm. The man driving the Land Rover was taken to hospital. Police said he was suffering from shock.

Witnesses to the incident should contact police on 0345 123 33 33.