Car and tree smash causes traffic chaos

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Commuters were stuck in chaotic traffic after a car crashed into a tree on a major road between Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Emergency services were called to the A617 Chesterfield Road near Pleasley roundabout around 6pm last night (October 6).

A man had become trapped in his BMW vehicle after it was involved in a collision with a roadside tree.

Police, firefighters and an ambulance attended the scene, causing the northbound carriageway to be closed off for several hours.

A spokesman for Derbyshire Constabulory said the driver was taken straight to King’s Mill Hospital but was not believed to have sustained any serious injuries.

The police are still investigating the cause of the accident.