A stretch of the A50 near Burnaston has been closed for much of the day after two crashes on the road.
The first accident, involving a skip lorry and a Ford Transit van, happened at around 9.40am on Tuesday, September 19, when the lorry crashed through the central reservation onto the other side of the dual carriageway. One person was treated at the scene for minor injuries, but did not need to go to hospital.
The second crash happened at 11.35am when there was a collision between a lorry and two cars, leaving a man and woman trapped inside a vehicle.
The two accidents left the road closed between junction two for the A6 for Derby and junction four, near the Toyota roundabout at Burnaston.
Highways England has now confirmed that the road near Burnaston has now been re-opened, but is still closed further along towards Derby as repair work is carried out on the central reservation.
The first accident happened near the Chellaston turning and caused long delays after the dual carriageway was closed between junction three for A514 Swarkestone Road and Swadlincote and junction four for the A38 at Burnaston.
The crash is believed to have caused the skip lorry to crash into the central reservation, ending up on the westbound carriageway.
A spokesman from East Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We received a call at 9.43am on September 19 from our colleagues at Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service requesting medical assistance at a round traffic collision on the A50 near Chellaston.
"We sent two ambulance cars and a crewed ambulance, and treated one patient with minor injuries at the scene."
Derbyshire Constabulary said: "The A50 has been closed in both directions at junction four, near to the Toyota Roundabout, following a serious collision.
"The incident, which occurred at 11.35am involving a lorry and two cars, left a man and a woman injured.
The man has been taken by air ambulance to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. The woman has also been taken to hospital."