Heavily pregnant cyclist seriously hurt in hit-and-run in Leicester

3 December 2019, 02:55 | Updated: 3 December 2019, 03:06

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

The woman, who is in her 40s, was hit by what is believed to be a white van on Aylestone Road, near the junction with Park Hill Drive, at about 9.30pm on Monday.

She is being treated at Leicester Royal Infirmary for what police described as "serious injuries".

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."

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