18:59 Wednesday 06 February 2013

Three hurt as A38 rush-hour smash causes gridlock

Written byRICH GUTTRIDGE

THREE people have been taken to hospital following a smash on the A38.

The motorists, all women, required treatment after suffering injuries in the three-car smash northbound near the Clay Mills junction this morning, which brought early-morning rush-hour traffic to a standstill.

The three women, aged 25, 35 and 45, sustained back and neck injuries and were taken to Burton’s Queen’s Hospital, but their conditions were not thought to be life threatening.

The accident happened at 8.30am and involved a Nissan Qashqai, Citroen Picasso and a Toyota Avensis, causing lengthy tailbacks along the busy stretch.

Traffic was filtered through gradually by police as paramedics attended to the injured drivers.

One lane remained closed for more than an hour with the road reopening fully just before 10am.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “The accident involved three vehicles, all with female drivers.

“They suffered neck and back injuries and were taken to Queen’s Hospital, but their condition is not believed to be life threatening.”

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