Two-car crash closes A46 carriageway

Image caption An elderly man was taken to hospital with serious injuries

An elderly man has been seriously injured in a crash on a main road on the Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire border.

Police said the crash, between a Citroen Xsara and a small car, closed the A46 northbound at the A606 junction at about 1340 BST on Sunday.

The man was taken to Nottingham's Queen's Medical Centre with serious injuries.

The carriageway was closed for several hours as police examined the scene.

Diversions were in place via the A6006 and A606 and drivers were warned of delays in the area.

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