Pictures emerge of A38 crash and 'explosion'

Exploding gas canisters in a caravan involved in multi-vehicle collision on the A38 closed the road yesterday, Sunday, August 5.

Monday, 6th August 2018, 12:38 pm
Updated Monday, 6th August 2018, 12:43 pm
The fire stripped one car of its paint.

Images have now been released by Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit of the burnt out carcasses of the vehicles in the fire.

Yesterday, Highways England warned that the A38 between the A610 and the A61 near Alfreton was closed due to the collision involving four vehicles and fire which happened at 3pm.

An diversion was in place for traffic for the three hours the section of the road was closed. Drivers were also asked to avoid the area because of long delays.

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The fire reduced the caravan to ash.

People involved in the crash sustained "minor injuries".

A Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit spokesman said: " A broken down vehicle towing a caravan and another vehicle then crashes into it, causing fire.

"Both sides of the road needed to be closed as gas canisters in caravan were exploding."

The fire caused delays.