Moped driver arrested after collision on Castle Street on Friday night

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 29 August 2021

A MOPED DRIVER has been arrested by officers today (29 August) after he failed to stop at the scene of a serious collision in Hinckley.

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The 18-year-old male driver collided into a male pedestrian of the same age on Friday night (27 August), who was walking along Castle Street at 11.40pm.

The pedestrian was then taken to University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire, in Coventry, where he sustained life-threatening injuries and now remains in a critical, but stable condition.

The driver did not stop on Castle Street where he hit into the pedestrian and he instead continued riding down to a set of traffic lights in The Borough, near The Union Inn pub, where he was last spotted.

Today, officers have arrested him on the suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, failing to stop following an injury traffic collision, and failure to report an injury road traffic collision.

He remains in police custody at the time of publication.

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

Officers now want to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or have spotted the moped driver riding around the areas of Castle Street, London Road, The Borough or Regent Street 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 – anyone who recognises the bike, or its owner, is being asked to get in touch with police.

Leicestershire Police are urging anyone who was driving in the area on the night of the collision with dashcam footage to get in touch if they have captured anything that may assist with the investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 763 Paul Hicks on 101, quoting incident number 756 of 27 August.

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