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Jogger struck by lorry in hit-and-run

A jogger suffered a broken arm after being struck by a lorry in a hit-and-run this morning.

Police are trying to trace the driver of the lorry – described as a blue and white quarry-type truck – after the collision on the B4065 Leicester Road between Shilton and Wolvey[1] at around 10.30am.

The pedestrian, who was 34, was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital,[2] while the driver failed to stop and headed off in the direction of Wolvey.

A spokesman for Warwickshire Police said: “Enquiries are currently ongoing but officers are keen to identify the driver.

“They would also like to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at the time of the incident or who saw the lorry and the manner in which it was being driven prior to the collision.”

Leicester Road near Shilton

Leicester Road near Shilton (Image: Google Maps)

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said the injured man stated he had been hit by the lorry’s wing mirror and he was given pain relief before being taken to George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton.

Anyone with information is asked to call Warwickshire Police on 101, quoting incident 148 of August 16, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.[3]

References

  1. ^ between Shilton and Wolvey (www.coventrytelegraph.net)
  2. ^ hospital, (www.coventrytelegraph.net)
  3. ^ www.crimestoppers-uk.org. (www.crimestoppers-uk.org)
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Pedestrian killed in collision with lorry on A6 in Oadby

A pedestrian died after they were involved in a collision with a lorry on the A6 in Oadby[1] this evening.

Emergency services were called to Leicester Road, near the Asda store, shortly before 8pm.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, Leicestershire Police[2] has confirmed.

The collision took place just outside the Asda superstore and initially both sides of the dual carriageway were closed.

However, the county bound carriageway was later re-opened while the city bound stretch remains closed.

Detective Constable John Borlase said: “We’d advise anyone who is travelling towards the A6 in Oadby to avoid the area and take an alternative route.

“We hope to open the carriageway as soon as possible and thank those who were unfortunately caught up in the congestion for their patience and understanding.

“If you witnessed the collision or saw either the pedestrian or lorry beforehand then please contact us.”

One police twitter account said earlier that the collision had been between a lorry and a car.

Contact Det Con Borlase on 101.

References

  1. ^ involved in a collision with a lorry on the A6 in Oadby (www.leicestermercury.co.uk)
  2. ^ Leicestershire Police (www.leicestermercury.co.uk)
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Long delays on M69 after road sweeper lorry fire near Hinckley

Driver passed road sweeper just after it burst into flames

Road sweeper lorry on fire on the M69

Road sweeper lorry on fire on the M69 (Image: Jon Archer)

Driver Jon Archer, from Leicester, told how he drove past the road sweeper soon after it burst into flames on the M69.

Jon, a sports agent, said: “Me and my brother were driving from Leicester to Birmingham when we saw smoke ahead of us.

“The traffic slowed a bit but we drove past the road sweeper quite quickly. The fire had only just taken hold.

“It was going really well. we were lucky because we were not delayed at all, unlike drivers who came along not long after us.”