Motorcyclist fighting for his life after crash with lorry in Leicester

A motorcyclist is fighting for his life in hospital today after being injured in a collision with a HGV in Leicester. The man, in his 30s, was injured after his machine was in collision with a lorry on London Road in Stoneygate, at about 12.40pm yesterday. The motorcyclist was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham by the East Midlands Ambulance Service.

The collision happened in London Road at the traffic light junction with Stoughton Road and Knighton Road, leaving the road closed for several hours and traffic tailed back. The driver of the lorry was not hurt. London Road was finally reopened at 7.47pm to after a specialist police crash investigation team carried out a detailed examination of the scene.

Scene on London Road

A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman said: “A motorcyclist has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a collision with a lorry in London Road, Leicester, yesterday (Saturday 10 October).

“Police were called to the incident, near the junction with Knighton Road and Stoughton Road, at 12.42pm. “East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended. “The motorcyclist, a man in his 30s, was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham with serious injuries.

He remains in hospital were his condition is described as critical. “No other injuries have been reported. “Road closures were in place in the area while emergency services were at the scene.”

Detective Constable John Borlase, has appealed for help from the public.

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“We are appealing to anyone who was in the area and who witnessed the incident or who saw either of the vehicles beforehand to make contact with us,” he said.

“Anyone who has any dashcam footage from the area at the time of the incident should also check this and make contact with us if you have not already done so.”

Anyone with any information should contact 101 quoting incident 257 of 10 October.

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