Police appeal for dashcam footage after collision on Dodwells Road in Hinckley

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 24 August 2021

DETECTIVES from Leicestershire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) are appealing to motorists with dashcam footage to come forward, following a collision that took place on the A47 in Hinckley this morning (24 August).

A short while after 3am this morning, police officers were called to Dodwells Road in Hinckley alongside the fire service and ambulance service after they received a report of a blue Honda car colliding into a lamppost.

Three occupants were involved in the incident – two women and a man, all of which were all taken to the University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire on Clifford Bridge Road in Coventry.

A 17-year-old woman who was involved is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

The two other occupants, an 18-year-old woman and 29-year-old man, are being treated for injuries, but theirs are not life-threatening.

An 18-year-old woman has been arrested on the suspicion of drink-driving.

The road has since re-opened to members of the public at the time of publication, officers have confirmed.

Detective Constable, Kasie Carter, of Leicestershire Police’s SCIU, has said that she would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision occur, or spotted the blue Honda prior to the incident.

She would also like to speak to any motorists in the area at the time.

DC Carter is appealing for footage as it could help the forces’ investigation.

She said: “I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision occur, or who saw the blue Honda prior to it happening.

“The collision occurred close to an industrial estate and I would like to speak to any motorists who were in the area at the time, including lorry drivers, with dashcams installed in their vehicles.

“Anything you are able to provide could help our investigation.”

Anybody with any details can call the Police’s non-emergency number of 101, quoting reference 21*491559.

Alternatively, information can be passed on to Police online here, by using the same reference.

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