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Officers are appealing for two members of the public to come forward as witnesses following a collision involving a pedestrian and a van in South Leicester.
It is believed to have happened in the area of Welford Road, between the junctions with Clarendon Park Road and the petrol station at the junction with Knighton Fields Lane East, between 5am and 7am on Friday 13 January.
A blue transit van collided with a pedestrian – a man in his 40s. Two unidentified witnesses are known to have helped the man at the scene. The pedestrian declined medical treatment, having not suffered injuries that were life-threatening or life-changing.
The man sadly died at his home address on 3 February. A post-mortem examination determined that his death was not caused by any injuries suffered during the collision.
However, as is standard practice, detectives would still like to speak to the driver of the van and the people that came to help him, to establish the circumstances of what happened.
Detective Inspector Emma Matts said: “Although a pathologist has determined that the man didn’t die as a result of his injuries, our standard procedure is to investigate the circumstances of the collision and whether any other events occurred that were not reported.
“I’m making an appeal for the driver of the blue Transit van involved in the collision and the two members of the public who stopped to come forward. These witnesses may have been driving in the area at the time.
“We believe that one of these people was on a moped, but I am also appealing for any other people that may have been walking to a bus stop or passing through the area to come forward.
“Any information or footage you can provide could be of assistance to us.”
You can pass on information by visiting https://www.leics.police.uk/ro/report/rti/rti-beta-2.1/report-a-road-traffic-incident/ and quoting reference 23*72258.
Alternatively call 101.