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A42 Collision: Witness appeal after lorry driver suffers life-changing injuries

Officers are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage following a collision involving two HGV lorries on the A42.

The incident occurred on the northbound carriage near Ashby, close to junction 23A of the M1, shortly before 11 am today (Monday 18 December).

The collision involved two HGV lorries. One of the lorries also collided with the central reservation.

Police, fire and ambulance services all attended the scene to deal with the incident.

The air ambulance also landed to assist.

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The driver of one of the vehicles, a man in his 60s, has been taken to hospital by the East Midlands Ambulance Service. He is believed to have suffered possible life-changing injuries.

The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

PC Liam Streets, from the force’s Road Policing Team, said: “We would like to the thank the members of the public who made us aware of this incident and who stopped at the scene to offer assistance.

“If you saw the collision but have not yet spoken to police or were driving past and have captured it on your dash cam, please make contact.”

Anyone with information is asked to report online at www.leics.police.uk or alternatively call 101, quoting incident number 216 of 18 December.

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