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Can you help officers investigate a five-car smash?

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: February 22, 2013

By GARETH BUTTERFIELD

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses among drivers from the Ashbourne area who may have been travelling close to the scene of a multi-vehicle pile up on the A50 dual carriageway.

A white and green DAF HGV which was parked in a lay-by on the A50 near to Uttoxeter was struck by a second HGV, a white Volvo at around 9.15pm on Friday, February 15 on the eastbound carriageway between Draycott island and Uttoxeter.

The impact pushed the first HGV down the embankment and the second jack-knifed, resulting in a further five vehicles, all of which were cars, being involved in the collision.

The driver of the Daf, a 52-year-old man from Newcastle, and the driver of the Volvo, a 53-year-old man from Derby, both suffered minor injuries and were taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for treatment. They have since been discharged. Four occupants from the other vehicles also suffered minor injuries and were taken to the same hospital.

PC Dave Stubbs, investigating officer, said: “This is a busy stretch of road and a key link between the M1 and M6. I’m keen to speak to anyone from across the region including Derbyshire who witnessed anything prior to the collision, or the collision itself.”

Witnesses are asked to call PC Dave Stubbs on 101, quoting incident number 759 of February 15.

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