VIDEO: 'Head-on' collision leaves two drivers fighting for their lives

A road in New Whittington is closed following a head-on collision between two vehicles this afternoon.

A road in New Whittington is closed following a head-on collision between two vehicles this afternoon.

The scene of the collison in New Whittington.

The scene of the collison in New Whittington.

The collision happened in Whittington Road, around the area where it becomes High Street, just before 5pm today.

It involved a Volkswagen Bora and a Ford C-Max. Both drivers were men and suffered serious, life-threatening injuries in the collision, with one being taken to Northern General Hospital by the air ambulance.

Police and paramedics attended the scene, along with firefighters who put out a blaze when one of the vehicles caught fire.

The road is closed and is likely to remain so for some time while police carry out a collision investigation.

The air ambulance at the scene.

The air ambulance at the scene.

The above video was sent to the Derbyshire Times by reader Anthony Crane.