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Police release images of multi-vehicle A50 crash

By UttoxeterPostandTimes.3522974.UttoxeterPostandTimes  |  Posted: February 25, 2013

By JENNY MOODY

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POLICE have released images of a multi-vehicle crash on the A50 in a bid to jog motorists memories.

The collision happened at 9.15pm on Friday, February 15 on the eastbound carriageway between Draycott island and Uttoxeter after a white and green Daf HGV which was parked in a lay-by and was struck by a second HGV, a white Volvo.

This pushed the first HGV down the embankment and the second jack-knifed, resulting in a further five cars being involved in the collision.

The driver of the Daf, a 52-year-old man from Newcastle, and the driver of the Volvo, a 53-year-old man from Derby, suffered minor injuries and were taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for treatment. They have since been discharged.

Four occupants from the other vehicles also suffered minor injuries and were taken to the same hospital.

PC Dave Stubbs, investigating officer, said: “Due to the number of vehicles involved and the nature of the collision both carriageways of the A50 were closed whilst emergency services dealt with the incident.

“This collision was one of the worst I’ve ever seen in terms of the amount of debris and damage to the vehicles involved – it’s a miracle those involved survived somewhat unscathed.

“This is a busy stretch of road and a key link between the M1 and M6. I’m keen to speak to anyone from across the region including Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Cheshire, who witnessed anything prior to the collision, or the collision itself. I am hoping the photograph of the scene will help jog people’s memory.”

Witnesses are asked to contact PC Stubbs at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 759 of February 15.

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