'This collision was one of the worst I’ve ever seen': Staffordshire Police release picture of devastating A50 crash near Uttoxeter
THIS shocking image shows the damage caused after a multi-vehicle pile-up on the A50 between Draycott Island and Uttoxeter.
Staffordshire Police have today released the picture in a bid for information on a crash that involved five cars, two lorries and closed both carriageways of the road last Friday.
The collision happened at around 9.15pm on the eastbound carriageway of the A50.
A white and green Daf HGV, which was parked in a lay-by, was struck by another HGV- a white Volvo.
This pushed the first HGV down the embankment and the second jack-knifed, resulting in 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.
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 jog help people’s memory.”
Witnesses are asked to contact PC Stubbs at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 759 of February 15.