Man dies after being hit by car on A42 in Leicestershire

Street view of A42 southbound carriageway at Junction 12
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A man has died after he was hit by a car on the A42 in Leicestershire in the early hours of today. The incident closed the road for several hours.

The man was hit on the southbound carriageway, close to Junction 12 for Packington, near Ashby, at around 2am today (Wednesday, June 5). Police said the man was reportedly seen sitting on the carriageway prior to the collision.

East Midlands Ambulance Service attended the scene alongside Leicestershire Police. The man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is the second fatality on Leicestershire's roads in the past 24 hours after a van driver died in a collision elsewhere in the county.

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The incident prompted the full closure of the A42 in both directions between Junctions 12 and 13 initially. This was later scaled down to just the southbound carriageway. Drivers were urged to avoid the area for several hours as investigations took place. The road has since reopened in full.

Leicestershire Police said its inquiries into the incident were at an early stage. The force wants to hear from anyone who might have witnessed the collision or saw a man standing over the bridge close to Junction 12 of the A42. Anyone with dashcam footage from the time of the incident is also urged to speak with police.

Anyone with information should call Leicestershire Police on 101, quoting incident 38 of June 5. Alternatively, report information on the force’s website.

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