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TEENAGER DIES FOLLOWING COLLISION IN LEICESTER

Leicester Time: TEENAGER DIES FOLLOWING COLLISION IN LEICESTER

A 14-year-old girl has died after being hit by a car in Leicester.

The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene following the collision, which happened earlier today (Wednesday, October 26), at the junction of Braunstone Lane and Mortimer Way.

Leicester Time: TEENAGER DIES FOLLOWING COLLISION IN LEICESTER
Picture: Leicestershire Police

Another girl, also aged 14, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening or life changing.

Shortly after 11am today, a black Vauxhall Astra left the road and collided with the two children.

A man in his 30s was taken to hospital in Coventry to be treated for serious injuries.

Road closures remain in place while enquiries into the incident continue. No arrests have been made at this time.

Detective Sergeant Lisa Wood, from Leicestershire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU), said: “While we’ve spoken to a number of people who were in the area at the time, I am particularly keen to speak to any motorists with dashcams in their vehicles.

“I’d like to speak to anyone who saw the Astra prior to it leaving the road or who saw the collision occur.

“Any information you have could help my 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 incident 187 of 26 October.

Alternatively call 101.

Leicester Time: TEENAGER DIES FOLLOWING COLLISION IN LEICESTER