Pedestrian suffers ‘serious injury’ in lorry crash

A driver had been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving after a male pedestrian was injured in Coalville. The collision, involving a lorry, happened at about 10.40am this morning on the A511 Stephenson Way on the outskirts of the town, close to McDonald's and KFC. The man was taken to Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham with serious injuries.

The roundabout at the junction with Thornborough Road was shut for about four hours while collision investigation specialists from the police worked at the scene. Throughout the day there were queues of vehicles in various parts of the town, with much of the traffic being diverted along Ashby Road. The 53-year-old man who was arrested remains in custody this evening.

READ MORE: Incident shuts down Leicestershire's A511 A police cordon was put up to keep pedestrians away from the scene of the collision on the roundabout. A lorry, believed to be the one involved, was left parked on the approach to the roundabout while investigation work took place and there were items of clothing on the road.

Witnesses reported the victim may have been a school-age male. Police have not commented on the casualty's age. A spokeswoman for Leicestershire Police said this afternoon: "A 53-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a collision on the A511 in Coalville this morning.

The collision took place just after 10.40am on Stephenson Way and involved a HGV and a pedestrian. "The pedestrian was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham where his condition has been described as serious but not life threatening or life changing. The arrested man, who was also arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, remains in custody."

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