Man and two children die in crash between car and lorry on A5
A man and two children have died following a crash between a car and a lorry on the A5 near Hinckley. Police were called to the A5 Watling Street near Burbage at 4.24pm on Friday afternoon to a report of a crash involving a silver BMW car and a lorry.
West Midlands Ambulance Service, East Midlands Ambulance Service and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service were also called to attend the incident. Leicestershire Police have now confirmed that the driver of the car - a man in his 30s - as well as a nine-year-old boy who was travelling as a passenger in the car, were pronounced dead at the scene.
A woman, in her 30s, and a four-year-old girl who were also travelling as passengers in the car were taken to hospital - but the girl was sadly pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later. The woman currently remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
The driver of the lorry was not seriously injured in the crash. A road closure remained in place in the area while emergency services attended the scene, with the road being reopened at around 12.25am on Saturday morning.
Officers are continuing their investigation into the crash to establish the full circumstances of the incident. They are appealing for witnesses or those with dashcam footage of the vehicles involved at around the time of the incident to get in touch.
Detective Constable Anna Andrew, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This is an extremely sad and tragic incident and our thoughts remain with those who have lost their lives, their families and with others involved and who have been affected.
“Emergency services attended the scene and we know members of the public also assisted at the scene when the collision happened – thank you to everyone who responded and helped in these devastating and extremely distressing circumstances.
“We are continuing to provide full support to the families of the people involved and to investigate the collision to establish the full circumstances in relation to what has happened.
“We have already spoken to a number of people as part of our enquiries. However, if you do have any information in relation to the collision, if you saw the collision or if you saw either of the vehicles travelling beforehand, please do make contact with police if you have not already done so. If you have any dashcam footage, please also check this and get in touch with us to help us with our enquiries.
“You can report information to us online at www.leics.police.uk or by calling 101 quoting incident 523 of 8 September. Thank you.”
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