Heanor Road has been closed while the firefighters cut a female driver out of a car.
The crash happened at about 4.30pm today (Tuesday) opposite the Mallard pub.
A vehicle collided with the rear of a Fiat Punto heading up the hill.
The woman driver of the Punto is thought to have non-life threatening neck injuries.
The driver of the other vehicle is not thought to have been injured.
Police say the road could be closed until about 6pm.