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MAN FIGHTING FOR LIFE AFTER HIT AND RUN IN LEICESTER

Leicester Time: MAN FIGHTING FOR LIFE AFTER HIT AND RUN IN LEICESTER

A man has been left fighting for his life following a serious collision off Leicester’s Saffron Lane, which saw a pedestrian struck by an electric bike.

Leicester Time: MAN FIGHTING FOR LIFE AFTER HIT AND RUN IN LEICESTER
Picture: Leicestershire Police

Shortly after 2pm, yesterday (Tuesday, April 19), officers were called to Broughton Road following a report of a collision involving a pedestrian and an electric bicycle (e-bike).

The cyclist left the scene prior to officers arriving and the pedestrian – a man in his 30s – was taken to hospital. He is continuing to receive treatment for life-threatening injuries.

Broughton Road was closed at its junctions with Saffron Lane and Marriott Road while emergency services attended, but the closures have since been removed.

Detectives are appealing for motorists with dashcam footage to come forward following the incident.

Detective Constable Maggie Langton, from the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) said: “This collision happened in Broughton Road, at its junction with Marriott Road.

“I am sure there will have been people who saw what happened, or who saw the cyclist leave the scene.

“I am particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in the area and has a dashcam in their vehicle. Any information you have, not matter how insignificant you think it is, could help our investigation.”

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 22*221399.

Alternatively, call 101.

Leicester Time: MAN FIGHTING FOR LIFE AFTER HIT AND RUN IN LEICESTER