Two drivers were taken to hospital following a car crash on Snake Pass next to a bridge which runs over a Peak District reservoir.

The collision took place at 5.15pm yesterday afternoon (November 22), Derbyshire Police said. It involved a Toyota Rav 4 SUV and Vauxhall Vivaro van.

Both drivers involved were taken to hospital, cops added. However, it is not thought either motorist suffered major injuries.

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The crash took place at the junction between Snake Pass — the main road from Manchester to Sheffield — and the A6014, which begins with the Ashopton Bridge over Ladybower reservoir. The incident resulted in the closure of the road for around four hours, police confirmed to the M.E.N.

A statement from Derbyshire Police said: “We were called to reports of a collision on the A57 Snake Pass near to the junction with the A6013 at around 5.15pm on Wednesday 22 November.

“The collision involved a Toyota Rav 4 and a Vauxhall Vivaro. Both drivers were taken to hospital, however there are not thought to be any serious or life-changing injuries.

“The road was closed while the incident was dealt with and reopened at around 9.15pm.”