Nottingham

Four die in three Nottinghamshire road accidents

Saxondale Island
Image caption Police have appealed for any witnesses to the accidents

Four people have died in three separate crashes in Nottinghamshire, police said.

A man and a woman in two vehicles died in a collision on the A6097 Epperstone bypass, near Woodborough, on Friday.

At about 22:20 BST on Blyth Road, Worksop, a 50-year-old man died after being hit by a vehicle.

A 21-year-old man was also fatally injured when his car overturned at Saxondale Island near Bingham at about 4:40 BST.

In each case roads were closed for several hours.

Head injuries

In the crash on the Epperstone bypass, the male driver of a silver Nissan Qashqai was pronounced dead at the scene.

A female passenger and three children - a girl and two boys - were taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham for treatment.

The woman remains in a critical condition. The children were not seriously injured.

A female passenger in a grey Saab was also pronounced dead at the scene. The male driver was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre where he remains.

The Saxondale Island crash did not involve any other cars, officers said.

The driver was freed from the Vauxhall Corsa he was driving and taken hospital in Nottingham with serious head and neck injuries but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

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