There was chaos on roads in and around Kettering this morning.
An 11-year-old girl suffered minor injuries after she was involved in a collision with a car on Northampton Road.
The crash lead to delays for drivers heading into the town.
Also traffic was gridlocked elsewhere in the area with problems on the A14 near Junction 7.
There were queues westbound at rush-hour leading to tailbacks on the A43 back to the Mawsley junction for motorists trying to join the A14 or cross the roundabout and head into Kettering.
Those trying to avoid the chaos on the A43 and turning off into Broughton may then have been caught up in problems in Pytchley after two vehicles crashed in the High Street.