Pregnant hit and run victim in Aylestone loses baby

A heavily pregnant woman who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run incident in Leicester has lost her baby.

The woman was cycling on Aylestone Road, near the junction with Park Hill Drive, at around 9.30pm on Monday, when she was hit by a car.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop at the scene.

The woman, who is in her 40s, suffered serious injuries.  She was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary by ambulance where she currently remains.

Sadly, following medical examination, it was found that the injured woman had lost her baby.

A 40-year-old man was arrested yesterday on suspicion of causing injury by dangerous driving and driving while under the influence of drink or drugs.

He has since been released from custody pending further enquiries.

Detective Sergeant Paul Hawkins said: “We are continuing to provide support to the woman injured and her family as the investigation continues.”

“Despite the arrest our enquiries remain ongoing as we continue to establish the full circumstances of the incident on Monday evening.”

Anyone with any information should contact 101 quoting incident 630 of 2 December.

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