Cyclist dies following serious collision at Belgrave Road junction
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A cyclist who sustained life-threatening injuries following a collision in Leicester has died.
At around midnight, officers were stopped by members of the public at the junction of Belgrave Road and Law Street, who reported that a navy blue Volkswagen Polo was in collision with a cyclist.
The cyclist – a man in his 30s – was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre for treatment where he has since passed away.
The driver of the Polo – a woman – was spoken to by police at the scene.
Road closures put in place were lifted shortly after 7am today (Friday 2 September).
Detective Constable Kasie Carter, from the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU), said: “Our investigation to establish the circumstances of what happened is continuing and I would ask anyone who was in the area at the time to get in touch.
“The collision happened just off Belgrave Road – a main route in and out of the city – and I believe there are motorists who will have captured the incident on their dashcam. There are also a number of businesses in the area and I would ask owners to check their CCTV too. If you can help us, then please come forward.
“Likewise, I’d like to speak to anyone who saw either the cyclist or Polo prior to the collision occurring.”