Half term tragedy: Schoolgirl, 14, killed as Vauxhall Astra crashes into two children

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A teenage girl has died after a car left the road and collided with two children, police have said. One, a 14-year-old girl, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene, while the other, also aged 14, was left with minor injuries.

Leicester Police are now appealing for witnesses. As of 2pm today, no arrests have been made.

In a statement, the force said officers were called to the junction of Braunstone Lane and Mortimer Way shortly after 11am today.

It said they had received reports of a black Vauxhall Astra leaving the road and colliding with the two schoolchildren.

Police said the girl who had survived the incident had suffered injuries that were neither life-threatening nor life-changing.

A man, in his thirties, was taken to hospital in Coventry to receive treatment for serious injuries.

Road closures remain in place while police enquiries into the incident continue. 

Images from the scene show police cordons around the site of the collision.

Police officers are also visible patrolling the area, and a blue screen has been erected around the area believed to be where the incident occurred.

Officers investigating are now appealing to the public for information.

Detective Sergeant Lisa Wood, of Leicester Police’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “While we’ve spoken to a number of people who were in the area at the time, I am particularly keen to speak to any motorists with dashcams in their vehicles.

“I’d like to speak to anyone who saw the Astra prior to it leaving the road or who saw the collision occur.

“Any information you have could help my investigation.”

The site of the crash sits near the Rowley Fields area, to the south-west of the city.

Anyone with information has been asked to contact the force, quoting incident 187 of October 26.

More to follow…



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