BREAKING: Car overturns in crash

Overturned car, Shilo Way, Awsworth
Overturned car, Shilo Way, Awsworth

An elderly couple had to be freed from their car which overturned near Awsworth today (Monday).

The pair, in their 70s, have been taken to hospital and the A6096 Shilo Way has been closed in both directions close to the junction with Gin Close Way.

The injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Fire service, paramedics and police were on the scene of the accident which happened at about 12.30pm.

One witness used his penknife to cut the seatbelt of the male passenger to free him.

Kevin Holmes, of Cotmanhay, said he believed the couple’s car, heading towards Ilkeston, clipped the metal barriers and flipped on to its roof.

More to follow.