A 32-year-old man remains in hospital with severe injuries after his car left the road and hit a tree.
The man was travelling in a Volkswagen Polo along the A6096, between Spondon and Ilkeston at Dale Abbey in the early hours of Sunday morning when the incident happened.
Firefighters cut the driver from the wreckage.
Derbyshire police are looking for witnesses to the incident which was reported at 1.25am by a passer by who the car.
The driver has suffered severe injuries, which could be life-threatening.
Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the car prior to the collision to contact the police on 101