Casualties hospitalised after A61 head-on-collision

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Firefighters freed a driver and a passenger from the wreckage of a car after the vehicle had been involved in a head-on-collision with another car.

The collision happened between a Seat Ibiza and a Renault Megane about 9.40pm, on Wednesday, January 8, on the A61 as the Seat Ibiza was heading towards Clay Cross.

A police spokesman said both the driver and passenger in the Seat, which was seriously damaged, could only be released after firefighters had torn off the vehicle’s roof.

Both injured men were taken to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, but police confirmed their injuries are not believed to have been life threatening.

The 25 year-old Seat driver, who suffered chest injuries, is from North Wingfield and was travelling towards Clay Cross, according to police, and the driver of the Megane was a 25 year-old Ripley woman.

Police had to temporarily close the road which was not re-opened until 1am, on Thursday.

Witnesses can call Derbyshire Constabulary on 101.