MORE than 60 people were involved in a major smash on the A50 last night.
The crash, which happened at around 8.30pm between junctions three and four westbound, near Swarkestone, involved a coach, a lorry and two cars.
A 51-year-old man was taken to hospital after suffering broken ribs, while three others were hurt in the smash which saw the stretch closed for more than five hours.
Traffic backed up following the collision, which saw the journey of more than 50 passengers aboard a Megabus halted.
A Renault lorry, a Vauxhall Corsa and a Volkswagen Golf were also involved in the pile-up, with the driver of the Golf taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham with broken ribs.
Motorists were stuck in queues on the A50 for hours following the accident, with the road finally opened again shortly after 2am.
A spokesman for Derbyshire Police said: “The A50 in Derbyshire was closed for five hours last night after a collision involving four vehicles.
“A 51-year-old man, from Stoke, who was driving the Volkswagen sustained broken ribs and was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham for treatment.
“Police would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the traffic congestion and have thanked motorists for their patience.
“The backlog of traffic was cleared by 2am and the road was reopened after it was cleaned by contractors.”