Fatal Road collision on Lubbesthorpe Way Leicester.
Pictures by Leicester Media © 2019
by Craig Thorpe
Location Northbound slip road to Aldi and the leisure park
Lubbesthorpe Way (A563) was closed for several hours Northbound. Local diversions was put in place.
What we know so far about this incident. it was a two car collision which happened around 8.15pm tonight (Saturday 16th February) all 3 Emergency services was in attendance.
Both cars had been travelling northbound towards the A47 and used the exit slip road for Meridian Leisure Park.
Police Appeal following fatal collision on Lubbesthorpe Way
Police release statement Issued on 17/2/19 at 10:26 a.m.
Incident number: 628 of 16 Febraury
Officers are appealing for information following a fatal collision yesterday evening (Saturday).
Police were called at 8.16pm to a report of a collision on Lubbesthorpe Way, Leicester, involving two cars.
Both cars – a Ford Fiesta and a Nissan Duke – were travelling northbound on Lubbesthorpe Way, travelling away from the Fosse Park area towards the A47.
Information from witnesses suggests both cars were on the exit slip road for Meridian when they collided. As a result of the impact, the Duke rolled down the embankment, landing on the main carriageway. The driver and passenger in the Fiesta were not injured.
The driver of the Duke, a 44-year-old Leicester man, was pronounced dead at the scene.
DC Beth Pick from the serious Collision Investigation Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
She said: “We’d like to hear from anyone who may have seen the Nissan Duke in the moments immediately before the collision.
“While officers have spoken to a number of people who arrived within seconds and were helping with first aid, anyone who saw a Nissan Duke travelling on Lubbesthorpe Way just before 8.15pm may be able to help with our investigation.
“Anyone driving in the opposite direction may also have some vital information that will assist.”
Anyone with information should contact the force on 101, quoting incident number 628 of 16 February.
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