Four people taken to hospital after a car and a truck collide on inner ring road near Highcross

Four people were taken to hospital after a car and a truck collided on Leicester’s inner ring road today. Firefighters cut one woman free from the wreckage of the VW Passat after the collision with a Vauxhall flat bed truck on Vaughan Way near Highcross at about 4.25am. The injured woman, a back seat passenger, was taken to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham by East Midlands Ambulance Service.

Two men from the car were taken to Leicester Royal Infimary. The driver of the truck was also taken to the LRI. None of the injuries are believed to be serious.

A 31-year-old Leicester man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving and dangerous driving. Police closed a section of the road for hours after the incident. Vaughan Way was fully re-opened at 8.10am.

A passer-by raised the alarm by calling the fire service at 4.25am. Two crews from Eastern station attended the scene. A Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said they used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the woman the back seat of the car.

A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman said: “We received report of a road traffic collision at 4.25am on Vaughan Way near the junction with Burgess Street.

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“It involved a VW Passat and a Vauxhall truck. “Four people were taken to hospital. “A 31-year-old Leicester man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving and dangerous driving.

“Enquiries are continuing.”

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