Woodhead Pass crash: Police reveal details of serious crash which closed major Sheffield to Manchester route

Police have revealed details of a serious crash on the Woodhead Pass which injured two people and closed the road
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Two people were injured in a crash which brought a major Sheffield to Manchester link to a standstill.

The Woodhead Pass was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident, which happened on Good Friday and caused bank holiday traffic jams.

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South Yorkshire Police have now given details of what happened in the crash, and revealed the extent of the injuries that it caused.

Officers said in a statement: “We were called at 3.41pm on Friday (29 March) to reports of a road traffic collision on Woodhead Pass.

“It is reported that a red Vauxhall Corsa, a blue Citroen Picasso, a black Volkswagen Polo and a white Dacia were involved in the collision. Officers alongside the ambulance and fire service attended.

“Two people, a man and a woman, were taken to hospital, where their injuries were not thought to be life threatening or life changing.”

They added that the Woodhead Pass, near Dunford Bridge, was closed for a ‘short period of time’ while emergency services completed their work.

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