UPDATED: Two youths seriously injured in crash on Sheffield ring road

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Two youths have been seriously injured in a crash on the Sheffield ring road this morning after a car collided with traffic lights.

Three people - all in their late teens or early 20s, according to police - were travelling in the vehicle when it crashed on the A61 Derek Dooley Way this morning at around 4am.

One report on Twitter suggested the car had landed on its roof.

South Yorkshire Police said two male occupants were taken to hospital with serious injuries and the third occupant, a young woman, was also taken to hospital with less severe injuries.

The dual carriageway was closed for several hours between the A57 Sheffield Parkway and the A6178 Wicker junction as police investigated, before reopening shortly after 9.30am.

One person tweeted to say a car had landed on its roof on the dual carriageway. It is not yet known whether anyone was injured.

The Star understands the road reopened westbound at around 9.30am but remains closed eastbound.

It is not the first serious crash on the road, named after the Sheffield football legend, in recent weeks.

Last month, a man was seriously injured when a car crashed into a signpost near the same spot.