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Smash driver’s injuries ‘not life-threatening’

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 19, 2014

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A 33-YEAR-OLD man who was airlifted to hospital following a crash near Burton on Thursday is not thought to have suffered life-threatening injuries.

The driver of a Ford Focus was kept in hospital overnight following the smash at the junction of Bretby Lane and Mount Road, in Bretby, but was expected to be released yesterday, Derbyshire Police said.

No update was provided for the vehicle’s passenger, who was also flown to hospital on Thursday afternoon.

A Derbyshire Police spokesman said: “The driver of the Ford Focus was kept in overnight for observation but it looks like there are no life-threatening injuries.”

The two men were taken to separate hospitals in Derby and Coventry such was the concern for their welfare immediately after the crash.

Fire crews removed the vehicle’s roof in order to rescue the men.

The car came to a rest against a hedge, almost on its side, following the horror smash.

The driver of the other car involved, a black BMW, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

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