Two dead and six injured in Burton-on-Trent crash

Two people have died and six others injured in a serious road accident in Staffordshire.

The crash, involving two cars, happened on the A38 at Branston in Burton-on-Trent at 19:45 BST on Friday, West Midlands Ambulance Service said.

Two sisters travelling in the front of one of the cars died at the scene.

Three of the injured being treated in hospital are children, including a four-year-old girl who suffered abdominal and pelvic injuries.

The accident, on the northbound carriageway, involved a red Lexus and a black Peugeot.

Multiple injuries

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said it "quickly became apparent" that nothing could be done to save the two sisters, who were in their mid 30s, and were travelling in the front of the Lexus.

Both were confirmed dead at the scene.

Three rear seat passengers travelling in the same car, two girls aged 12 and 17 and an 11-year-old boy, suffered serious injuries and were taken to hospitals in Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent and Burton.

Earlier reports said the injured were two boys and a girl.

Staffordshire Police said the driver of the Peugeot, a man in his 30s, suffered leg and back injuries, and was airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire.

A woman in her 20s, who was a front seat passenger in the Peugeot, suffered multiple serious injuries and was taken to hospital in Burton.

The four-year-old girl, who was in the rear seat, is being treated in Birmingham Children's Hospital.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said that at this stage none of those taken to hospital were believed to be suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Police closed both carriageways of the A38 for several hours while officers from the Collision Investigation Unit examined the crash scene.

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