Stoke-on-Trent A500 closed both ways after three crashes
- 26 July 2013
- From the section Stoke & Staffordshire
Three separate crashes led to the closure of the A500 in Stoke-on-Trent.
The road was closed northbound between Basford roundabout and Tunstall after a lorry overturned, spilling diesel onto the carriageway.
The southbound carriageway was shut between the roundabout and the B5045 Shelton New Road junction due to a crash involving two lorries and a car.
Two lorries then also crashed into two stationary police cars. The A500 fully reopened both ways by 15:00 BST.
The first crash happened at about 00:40 BST.
Two people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.