Information sought following collision in Leicester
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Detectives from the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) have launched an investigation following a collision in Leicester’s Hinckley Road – and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
It happened close to the New Parks Way roundabout at around 11.30pm yesterday (Saturday 3 July) and involved two cars – a black Volkswagen Golf R and a blue Nissan Micra.
Following the scene, the occupants of the Golf left the scene on foot. However one man – aged 20 – was since been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a collision.
He has since been released on bail.
The driver of the Micra – a woman in her 20s – was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham to be treated for injuries that are potentially life-changing.
Hinckley Road was closed between the New Parks Way roundabout and the Cort Crescent junction but has since reopened.
Detective Sergeant Paul Hawkins, from SCIU, said: “Our investigation is very much in its early stages and I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle beforehand.
“The collision happened on a main route in and out of Leicester. I am sure there will have been people returning home following the England game – either in their own car, on foot or in a taxi – who saw what happened.
“I am particularly keen to speak to anyone with a dashcam installed in their vehicle. Any information you have could help our enquiries.”
You can pass on information by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/rti/rti-b/report-a-road-traffic-incident/ and referencing incident 748 of 3 July.
Alternatively call 101.