Man dies in two-car crash on Leicester’s London Road

A man who was seriously injured following a road traffic collision on Leicester’s London Road over the weekend has died.

The 46-year-old sadly died today at the Leicester Royal Infirmary. Detectives said he had suffered major injuries in the collision.

The accident happened on Saturday 5 July at about 5am, opposite the junction with Alexandra Road. It involved a head-on collision between a black Peugeot 206 and a white Audi A6, which was a taxi.

The driver of the Peugeot was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Audi, a 49-year-old man from Leicester, was also taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary where he was treated for minor injuries.

A stretch of London Road, where the collision occurred, was closed for eight hours, as forensic specialists carried out an examination of the crash scene.

Police have confirmed nobody has been arrested at this stage, however officers investigating the collision are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Detective Constable Seamus Burns said: “Were you travelling along London Road early on Saturday morning? Maybe you were heading into the city or were travelling in the opposite direction?”

“If you saw the collision take place, or saw either the Audi or Peugeot prior to it happening, then I would like to speak to you about what you witnessed.”

If you think you can help the Police with their investigation, please contact them on 101, quoting incident 123 of 14 July.