Person has died and another is seriously injured after a collison near Market Harborough

A person has died in a crash in a village near Market Harborough last night (Tuesday).

Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 10:11 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 10:12 am

The victim, a rear seat passenger, was declared dead at the scene after the head-on collision in Foxton at about 6pm.

Another casualty was seriously injured and had to be cut free from a wrecked Volkswagen Polo by firefighters.

They are in a “serious condition” in hospital today.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 504 of 19 November 2019.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 504 of 19 November 2019.

Police, firefighters and ambulances as well as the air ambulance all dashed to the scene after the alarm was raised.

Police are today urgently appealing for witnesses after the fatal collision on Langton Road.

The crash involved a silver Polo and a blue Toyota Avensis.

The Avensis driver is believed to have escaped uninjured but was seriously shaken up.

A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman said: “The rear seat passenger in the Polo was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The front seat passenger in the Polo sustained serious injuries and remains in hospital in a serious condition.”

The Polo was heading towards the A6 while the Avensis was travelling in the opposite direction when they collided.

A fire engine from Market Harborough, a fire appliance from Kibworth and technical rescue teams from Leicester’s Southern Fire Station were all sent to the devastating crash.

Firefighters cut the roof off the shattered Polo and freed two trapped people – including the fatality.

An East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We sent two doctors in cars and three ambulances.

“Two patients were taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary and another patient was taken to Coventry and Warwickshire University Hospital.”

Det Con John Borlase, of Leicestershire Police, has launched an investigation into the accident.

He is urging any eye-witnesses or has any dashcam footage to contact police immediately.

Det Con Borlase said today: “I would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision, saw the vehicles beforehand or has any dashcam footage.

“Please get in touch with any information which could assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident 504 of 19 November 2019.