Two in hospital after smash

Crash on Ashopton Viaduct, A57, one mile out of Bamford toward Manchester.
Crash on Ashopton Viaduct, A57, one mile out of Bamford toward Manchester.
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EMERGENCY services were called to a head-on collision on the Snake Pass which left two people in hospital.

The crash on the A57 Ashopton Viaduct - one mile from Bamford - was reported at 7.45pm on Easter Monday. Police and paramedics found an Audi A3 and an Alfa Romeo with badly damaged bonnets.

One had spun around and was straddling both lanes and the other had stopped on a grass verge at the side of the road, just before a steep drop down a bank.

The driver of the Audi - a 21-year-old man from Sheffield - was taken to hospital, along with a 44-year-old woman from Chester who was the front seat passenger in the Alfa Romeo.

Both were taken to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield but their injuries were not thought to be serious.

The collision closed the road while paramedics treated the casualties at the scene and police investigated the circumstances surrounding the smash.