Two children killed alongside man in A5 crash as woman left fighting …

A man and two children have died after a crash between a car and a lorry on the A5. Police rushed to the scene in Hinckley[1] on Friday (September 8) but members of the pub were already trying to help those inside the car.

Officers say they were called to reports of a collision involving an HGV and a BMW[2] on Watling Street. Paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service[3] and the East Midlands Ambulance Service as well as Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service also attended at around 4.30pm.

A man in his 30s, who was the driver of the car, and a nine-year-old boy who was travelling as a passenger, were pronounced dead at the scene, said Leicestershire Police. A woman, in her 30s, and a four-year-old girl, who were travelling as passengers in the car, were taken to University Hospital Coventry[4].

West Midlands Ambulance Service[6] said the young girl was sadly pronounced dead shortly after arriving at UHCW[7] in Walsgrave[8]. It is understood the woman remains in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A road closure remained in place in the area while emergency services attended the scene near Burbage. It reopened at around 12.25am on Saturday, September 9. Officers are continuing to carry out an investigation to establish the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.

Detective Constable Anna Andrew, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “It 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.”

Detective Constable Andrew added: “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[9] or by calling 101 quoting incident 523 of September 8.”

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