Officers have released a photograph of a multi-vehicle road traffic collision on the A50 in Staffordshire, in a bid to receive more information from witnesses.
The collision happened at around 9:15pm on February 15, 2013 on the eastbound carriageway between Draycott Island and Uttoxeter.
The collision involved two HGVs. One was parked in a lay-by, where it was subsequently struck by the second. This pushed the first HGV down the embankment and the second jack-knifed, resulting in five cars being involved in the collision.
Both HGV drivers suffered minor injuries and were taken to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire for treatment. They have since been discharged.
Four occupants from the other vehicles also suffered minor injuries and were taken to the same hospital.
“This collision was one of the worst I’ve ever seen in terms of the amount of debris and damage to the vehicles involved – it’s a miracle those involved survived somewhat unscathed," said PC Dave Stubbs, Investigating Officer.
The IPCC is investigating Staffordshire Police after a man shot with a taser during his arrest for motoring offences, has died in hospital.
Martin Baskeyfield from Stoke-on-Trent was admitted to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire five days after the shooting last September, and died this week. Tests are being done to see if there is a link between the incident and his death.
Staffordshire Police say flooding on the A38 near Burton-upon-Trent has caused severe congestion. Earlier today (27 November) the northbound carriageway was completely closed between Barton and Clay Mills.
"Severe rush-hour traffic congestion has been caused in surrounding areas, including Lichfield and Burton, as a result of the closures.
"Motorists are warned to avoid the area unless travel is absolutely necessary."