18-year-old man sustains life-threatening injuries following Castle Street collision last night

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 28 August 2021

AN 18-YEAR-OLD man has sustained life-threatening injuries after being seriously injured in a collision on Castle Street in Hinckley last night (27 August).

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The man was walking along the pedestrianised area of Castle Street at approximately 11.40pm at night where a moped collided into him.

The moped rider failed to stop at the scene and drove down Castle Street, where they were later spotted at the traffic lights in The Borough traffic lights near the Union Inn.

The pedestrian was then taken to the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire on Clifford Bridge Road in Coventry, where he remains with serious life-threatening injuries.

It is believed, from enquiries, that the moped rider came from the direction of London Road, prior to the collision.

Now, Leicestershire Police officers want to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision, or seen the moped being ridden around Castle Street, London Road, The Borough or Regent Street, either before or after the collision.

The moped has been described as having three lights on the front ‘shaped like a triangle’, with two at the bottom and one at the top.

Officers are urging any witnesses who recognise the bike, or its owner, to get in touch with them.

The force further stated that they are urging anyone who was driving around the area with dashcam footage last night to get in touch if they have captured anything that may assist with the investigation.

Anyone with any information is being asked to contact DC 763 Paul Hicks on the Police’s non-emergency number of 101, quoting incident number 756 of 27 August.

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