Crash brings major congestion to A52
DRIVERS faced big delays on their way into work yesterday morning after a collision between two cars and a van on the A52.
Police were called to the scene, between the QMC roundabout and Priory Island, at about 7am.
The incident involved a blue Toyota and a van that was towing an MG sports car.
However, the van had broken down at the time so was not moving – and nobody was in the van or the sports car.
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Nobody was injured and police said the ambulance service was not needed.
However, the Mg's rear was completely smashed – and the road was left congested for almost three hours.
It caused jams in both directions, even though the accident took place on the city-bound carriageway.
Drivers that opted to go down Woodside Road towards the West entrance of the University of Nottingham in Beeston, were also met with congested roads.
Yesterday morning, Nottingham City Transport, sent out a message on Twitter that said: "In addition to gridlock in Beeston, we're hearing of an RTC on Derby Road between QMC and Priory roundabout causing more delays to 36 and 35."
Police stayed at the scene until about 9.25am when the van and sports care were recovered. The road was not closed at any point.
It was the second crash on Derby Road this week.
On Monday a man had to be cut free from his car and taken to hospital following the collision, close to St Joseph's School.
It happened at about 1pm and police shut the road while crews from Central Fire Station cut the roof off a Vauxhall Astra.
Two other people in another car were checked over by ambulance crews.