Driver dies after falling ill at the wheel and veering off a busy road near Harborough

The driver crashed into a car parked in a health hub car park during the incident

By Red Williams
Wednesday, 10th November 2021, 4:02 pm
The driver went off the road into the car park at the Archway Health and Wellbeing Centre at the bottom of Lubenham Hill.
The driver went off the road into the car park at the Archway Health and Wellbeing Centre at the bottom of Lubenham Hill.

A driver has died after he fell ill at the wheel before he veered off a busy road into a health hub car park on the edge of Market Harborough.

The man, who hasn’t been named, suddenly left the A4304 road linking Market Harborough to Lubenham just before 4.20pm yesterday afternoon (Tuesday).

He went off the road into the car park at the Archway Health and Wellbeing Centre at the bottom of Lubenham Hill.

The driver crashed into a car parked on the site during the incident, damaging the vehicle, said Leicestershire Police this afternoon.

The casualty is thought to have become unwell while driving and was sadly declared dead at the scene after the 999 services were alerted, said police.

A report on the incident is now being prepared by police for the Leicester City and South Leicestershire Coroner.

The A4304 road was shut for almost two hours until being reopened at about 6.10pm yesterday evening as motorists were diverted.

“Officers were called to the A4304 in Market Harborough after they received a report that a vehicle had left the road just before 4.20pm yesterday (Tuesday 9 November) and come to rest in a car park.

“A car parked in the area was also damaged during the incident.

“It’s believed the driver of the vehicle became unwell,” said police.

“He was pronounced dead at the scene.

“A file is being prepared for HM Coroner and identification will be a matter for the coroner.”