Road re-opens after four people taken to hospital following 'serious' crash in Derbyshire

Codnor Lane, Riddings.
Codnor Lane, Riddings.

Four people have been taken to hospital after a 'serious' crash in Derbyshire this morning.

The collision involving two cars happened on Codnor Lane, Riddings, near the Golden Valley caravan site, just after 7.20am.

Four people were taken to hospital, including one who has 'serious' injuries.

An East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 7.21am on 4 December to Golden Valley near Alfreton.

"The caller reported that there had been a road traffic collision involving two cars.

"We sent two paramedics in ambulance cars, two crewed ambulances, the air ambulance, a doctor in a car, and our Hazardous Area Response Team to the scene.

"Two patients were taken to Queen’s Medical Centre by land ambulance – one of whom has serious injuries.

"A further two patients with minor injuries were taken to Kings Mill Hospital.”

The road was closed between Codnor Gate business park and Coach Road crossroads for several hours but reopened earlier this afternoon.

Emergency services including police, firefighters, paramedics and the air ambulance all attended.

No details about the type of vehicles involved have been released.

Derbyshire Roads Police said: "We are in attendance at this serious collision. A full forensic collision investigation is underway so we expect the road to be closed for a number of hours. Find a different route."