Young mum dies after being hit by car in Leicester

A mother walking with her young child has been killed in a road traffic collision in the North Evington area of Leicester.

The woman died of her injuries after she was involved in a collision yesterday evening (Friday 7 February) at around 6.35pm in Tithe Street.

The incident involved four cars and two pedestrians. Police say two of the cars were stationery at the time.

One of the pedestrians, a 27-year-old woman, sustained serious injuries and was pronounced deceased a short time later. The second pedestrian, a three-year-old girl, sustained minor injuries and was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.


The driver of one of the vehicles, a white Seat Leon, left the scene but was located nearby shortly afterwards.

A 20-year-old Leeds man was arrested on suspicion of death by dangerous driving and has since been released pending further enquiries.

Police had cordoned off Tithe Street while emergency services dealt with the incident, however the cordon has since been lifted.

Detective Sergeant Ed Des-Chanelle said: “Our enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the collision are continuing, however we would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident and hasn’t yet spoken with officers.”

“Also if you have video recording equipment installed in your vehicles, can you please check the footage and contact us if you captured any part of the incident.”

If you think you can help officers with their enquires please contact them by calling 101, quoting incident 490 of 7 February.

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