People trapped after accident at notorious Sheffield junction

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Three people were trapped last night after a serious accident at a notorious Sheffield junction.

The Skoda and Vauxhall collided at the junction of Castlebeck Drive, Harborough Avenue, Hastilar Road and Woodrove Avenue in Woodthorpe.

Crews from three Sheffield stations - Parkway, Central and Birley Moore - were called to the scene.

They took the roof off the Skoda and freed a person trapped in the Vauxhall.

Watch manager Wayne Harland, from Sheffield Parkway station, praised an off-duty fireman for his work at the scene.

Andy Purcell stabilised the Skoda driver and waited for the firefighters to reach the scene.

"He did a great job," Mr Harland said.

The junction has been a hot-spot for crashes, with residents recounting numerous incidents.

"One member of the pubic was saying its a spot for road traffic crashes," Mr Harland said.

Firefighters were on the scene until about 1am.