Two people freed from car on its side following multi-vehicle crash on A50

Two people have been taken to hospital after being freed from a car which flipped onto its side following a three-vehicle crash. The two casualties were injured in the incident on the A50 eastbound near the junction with the M1 at junction 24A near Castle Donington shortly after 10am. Firefighters had to release the two people from the car which had come to rest on its side on an embankment.

Three other people received minor injuries and were treated at the scene by East Midlands Ambulance Service. A Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said that the incident involved two cars and a HGV. “We received a call of a report at 10.06am to a collision on the A50 near to the junction with the M1 at Junction 24A.

“When we got there, there was one car on its die on the embankment. Two people were trapped in the vehicle. “They were extricated by firefighters.

“Two people were taken to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham by the East Midlands Ambulance Service. “Three other people were treated at the scene by EMAS. They were not taken to hospital.

“It is believed the incident involved two cars and a HGV.” Highways England closed a section of the A50 and traffic was diverted and unable to join the M1. Drivers suffered long tailbacks on the A50 and on the M1.

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A Leicestershire Police spokesman said: “We were called at 10.09am to a report of a vehicle on its side on the A50 at a place called Cavendish Bridge near the junction with the M1 at junction 24A.

“Traffic was diverted to allow the emergency services to deal with the incident.”

Fire crews from Castle Donington and Ilkeston and the technical rescue service from Southern station attended the incident.

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