Crashes spark rush hour chaos on major Derbyshire road

Car crashes on a major road have caused traffic chaos during rush hour in Derbyshire this morning (April 28).

Thursday, 28th April 2016, 9:55 am
Updated Thursday, 28th April 2016, 10:58 am
Police accident

Emergency services were called to two collisions, involving five vehicles, on the A617 near Temple Normanton junction before 9am.

Police were first called to a collision between a Ford Fiesta and Seat Leon at around 8.35am.

This caused major tailbacks along the road, before another accident took place.

Three cars, a Toyota Yaris, a Ford Focus and a Seat Attea, were involved in a collision at around 9am.

A police spokesman said part of the road has been blocked off because of the accident.

He said: “People should avoid the area if possible.”

Paramedics were called to the scene but the condition of any potential casualties is currently unknown.

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