18:05 Tuesday 10 December 2013

Police keen to speak to witnesses to collision

Written bySARAH BOULD

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PEOPLE travelling in a car believed to be driving in front of a car involved in a collision on Monday morning could be vital witnesses to the incident.

On Monday, at 8.09am, a black Vauxhall Corsa and a red Mazda were involved in a head-on collision on Knights Lane at Bretby, a rural road that runs between the villages of Repton and Bretby.

The incident saw police close off the road for a number of hours while emergency services dealt with the scene.

Three people were taken to hospital for treatment following the collision, which resulted in fire crews cutting the roof off the Corsa.

Police are attempting to trace a vehicle that may have been travelling in front of the Mazda, towards Bretby, whose occupants may be witnesses to the collision.

There is no description of the car, but one of the drivers recalled seeing another car near the scene

A spokseman for Derbyshire Police said: “Police are appealing for information about a serious collision in south Derbyshire in which three people were injured.

“The Corsa was travelling from Bretby and the Mazda was travelling in the opposite direction. Three people, two women and one man, who were travelling in the cars were taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

“They suffered multiple fractures but their injuries are not thought to be life threatening.”

At the time of going to press they were still in hospital.

Police are asking the driver of mystery vehicle to contact Derbyshire Constabulary collision investigation unit on 101 and ask for Detective Constable 636 Parkin.

Knight’s Lane has a national speed limit of 60mph for the majority of its length.

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