An ambulance has been scrambled to the scene of a serious collision which has closed a village.
Nearby residents reported seeing blue flashing lights “bomb” past their homes as police and paramedics went to the scene.
A Ticknall resident has spoken to a Burton Live reporter at the scene.
They said: “Six police cars including an unmarked police car, came bombing through High Street with blue lights on just before 7am.
“I was in bed and got up. I thought God knows what has happened but it seems quite serious.
“It is a major diversion to block off that part of the road.
“There is a really sharp bend just past the village on the way to Smisby where there are a lot of accidents.
“I just really hope everyone involved is ok.”
A motorist has said they were made to turn around and find a different route due to the accident.
She said: “I’ve just tried to get through and police told me it will be closed for hours.”
Derbyshire police are still on the scene.
A police spokesman said: “We were called to a report of a serious collision in Ashby Road (B5006) at the junction with Heath Lane in Smisby just before 6.10am this morning.
“East Midlands Ambulance Service, the Air Ambulance and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service were also in attendance.
“Road closures are currently in place towards Ticknall at Coal Lane and the junction with Derby Road. Main Street is closed towards Smisby and Heath Lane is closed east and westbound with no access to Ashby Road or Derby Road.
Following the road closure, drivers are being asked to seek alternative routes.
The quickest for those heading from the Ashby direction is to travel along the A511 through Boundary to the Tollgate roundabout at Woodville and take the last exit onto the A514 in Hartshorne and follow the road all the way to Ticknall and vice versa.
Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance was called to the scene following the incident, it has been confirmed.
A spokesman for East Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 6.07am today to Derby Road in Smisby.
“The caller reported a road traffic collision.
“We sent an air ambulance, a road ambulance with clinicians and a paramedic in a fast response car.”