Updated: Jan 19
A man, in his twenties, was pronounced dead at the scene after a car hits tree and burst into flames on Coleman Road, in Evington last night at around 11.30pm.
Two other men were taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. A man in his 30s is being treated for life-threatening injuries, while a man in his 20s is in a serious but stable condition.
The car involved split in half and burst into flames after the collision, with firstly a street sign and then a tree. We at LM News was sent a video of the incident but due to the graphic nature of the video, we have chosen not to publish it.
Police have release the following statement and appeal.
Detectives investigating a fatal collision in the area of Leicester are appealing for witnesses – or anyone with dashcam footage – to come forward.
It happened in Coleman Road, close to the junction with Avonside Drive, shortly after 11.30pm last night (Sunday 17 January).
A dark-coloured Seat Leon collided with a tree.
One man, in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other men were taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. A man in his 30s is being treated for life-threatening injuries, while a man in his 20s is in a serious but stable condition.
This morning Coleman Road remains closed at its junctions with Broad Avenue and The Langfield, as well as at the junction with Avonside Drive, while officers carry out further enquiries.
Detective Sergeant Paul Hawkins, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU), said: “I’d like to speak to anyone who saw a dark-coloured Seat Leon travelling around Evington late last night.
“I’d ask anyone who saw it prior to the collision – or who saw the collision occur – to come forward. I am also keen to speak to any motorists with a dashcam installed in their vehicle or, given it happened in a residential area, anyone with CCTV at their address.
“Any information, no 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-b/report-a-road-traffic-incident/ and quoting incident 651.
Alternatively call 101.
🔴 Updated News 19/01/2021
Two men remain in a serious condition in hospital following this fatal crash.