Pregnant woman 'seriously injured' in Leicester hit and run

3 December 2019, 05:30

The incident occured on Aylestone Road, Leicester
The incident occured on Aylestone Road, Leicester. Picture: Google Maps
EJ Ward

By EJ Ward

Detectives in Leicester are hunting for a driver after a heavily pregnant woman was seriously injured in an apparent hit-and-run in Leicester.

Paramedics and police were called to reports of a collision between a van and a cyclist on Aylestone Road, Leicester at around 9.30pm on Monday, Leicestershire Police said in a statement.

Officers said the pregnant woman was cycling when she was involved in a collision with a vehicle believed to be a white van.

"The cyclist, a woman in her 40s who is heavily pregnant, has been left with serious injuries," police said.

She has been taken by ambulance to the Leicester Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Police added the driver of the vehicle was "reported to have left the scene" after the collision.

"This is a serious collision which has left a heavily pregnant woman in hospital with serious injuries and in which the driver involved has failed to stop," Detective Sergeant Paul Hawkins said.

"We are extremely concerned for the woman who has been injured and are carrying out full enquiries at the scene and speaking to a number of witnesses to establish the full circumstances.

"We urge anyone who has any information in relation to this incident and who has not spoken with us to make contact. If you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the scene of the incident or of a white van in the area at the time, you should also get in touch."

Further information on the woman's condition in hospital was not available.

Witnesses or those with information are asked to phone 101 and quote incident 630 of 2 December.