PICTURES: Drivers avoid serious injury in Woodhead Pass smash

A van and car suffered serious damage in a multi-vehicle collision on the Woodhead Pass yesterday afternoon
A van and car suffered serious damage in a multi-vehicle collision on the Woodhead Pass yesterday afternoon

Motorists escaped without serious injuries after a collision on the Woodhead Pass yesterday.

Emergency services were alerted to the smash, between the A616 near Langsett and A6024 near Glossop, at 4.30pm yesterday and found the mangled wreckage of four vehicles.

The aftermath of a collision on the Woodhead Pass yesterday

The aftermath of a collision on the Woodhead Pass yesterday

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A Vauxhall panel van had landed on its side on a grass verge, a Citroen Berlingo van and a Ford Mondeo both suffered severe front end damage and a Ford Focus was also extensively damaged in the smash.

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The road was closed until around 9pm while investigations were carried out at the scene and to allow for the damaged vehicles to be towed away and for the crash scene to be cleared of

debris, oil and water.

A van landed on its side following a collision on the Woodhead Pass yesterday

A van landed on its side following a collision on the Woodhead Pass yesterday

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A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Fortunately all the drivers received only minor injuries."

Emergency services were alerted to a serious collision on the Woodhead Pass at 4.30pm yesterday

Emergency services were alerted to a serious collision on the Woodhead Pass at 4.30pm yesterday