Leicester hit-and-run leaves pregnant cyclist seriously injured

Sean Morrison

A heavily pregnant cyclist has been seriously injured in an apparent hit-and-run in Leicester.

Emergency services were called to a collision between a vehicle and the cyclist on Aylestone Road, near the junction with Park Hill Drive, on Monday night.

The woman was cycling when she was involved in a collision with a vehicle believed to be a white van.

"The cyclist, a woman in her 40s who is heavily pregnant, has been left with serious injuries," police said after being called to the incident at about 9.30pm.

She was rushed by ambulance to the Leicester Royal Infirmary for treatment.

Leicestershire Police added the driver of the vehicle was "reported to have left the scene" after the collision.

"This is a serious collision which has left a heavily pregnant woman in hospital with serious injuries and in which the driver involved has failed to stop," Detective Sergeant Paul Hawkins said.

"We are extremely concerned for the woman who has been injured and are carrying out full enquiries at the scene and speaking to a number of witnesses to establish the full circumstances.

"We urge anyone who has any information in relation to this incident and who has not spoken with us to make contact. If you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the scene of the incident or of a white van in the area at the time, you should also get in touch."

Further information on the woman's condition in hospital was not available.

Witnesses or those with information are asked to phone 101 and quote incident 630 of 2 December.