Man seriously injured following collision on A5

Issued on 30/10/18 at 11:34 a.m.

Incident number: 360 of 29 October

Officers are asking anyone who may have witnessed a collision on the A5 yesterday (Monday 29 October) to please get in touch.

Police were called to Watling Street at 2pm to a report of a two vehicle collision on the northbound carriageway of the A5, close to the M69 roundabout.

The collision involved a white BMW M3 convertible and a white HGV lorry.

The driver of the car, a 28-year-old man, suffered a serious head injury and was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

The driver of the lorry was uninjured.

Detective Constable Paul Bingham of the force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit is asking for anyone who saw the vehicles before the collision or witnessed the incident to please contact him.

He said: “The incident happened opposite the Hinckley Island Hotel just before 2pm. Please get in touch if you were in the area at the time of the collision and have information or saw either of the vehicles before the incident took place.

“Similarly if you were travelling along this stretch of the A5 and have any dashcam footage of just prior to the collision or of the incident itself please come forward. It could prove helpful to our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC 1288 Bingham on 101 quoting incident 360 of 29 October.

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