A man is fighting for his life and an elderly woman suffered serious injuries after a two-car collision on the A38 last night.
It happened when a man was stood next to his vehicle on the southbound carriageway at Coxbench after seemingly breaking down.
Then a second vehicle, a black Mercedes, collided into the rear of his silver Toyota, causing injury to both him and the passenger of the Mercedes.
It has emerged that the man is in a critical but stable condition at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.
Police are appealing for information from any witnesses who may have seen the crash.
Anyone with information should contact the force on 101.