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Plea from family of boy killed in a non-stop collision

ChibDQ2WIAElO46The family of a teenage boy who died after a non-stop collision in Leicester have made a heartfelt plea urging the public to help find the driver of the car.

Samuel Garner, 17, of Hamilton, Leicester was crossing Welford Road, outside HMP Leicester, with a group of friends when a black BMW 5 Series collided with him.

Samuel sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. A teenage girl sustained minor injuries.

The collision occurred just after 11pm on Sunday (1 May), the vehicle failed to stop at the scene and was last seen driving off towards Almond Road.

The BMW had been stolen from the Blaby area on Friday 29 April, it was subsequently found burnt-out in College Road, Whetstone around 3.45am yesterday morning (Monday 2 May).

Samuel’s parents Scott and Tracie Garner, urge the public to help find those responsible for the death of their son.

They said:

“Samuel was the perfect son, grandson and friend. He was thoughtful, loving and had a great sense of humour.

“He was due to turn 18 tomorrow and we were going to fly out to Prague this morning to celebrate.

“He loved watching wrestling and had achieved his second degree black belt in Taekwondo. He spent Sunday afternoon with his family watching the Leicester City match before heading into the city centre, wearing his white LCFC football shirt, with some friends to celebrate a friend’s birthday.

“He was looking forward to going to a nightclub for the first time and was a typical teenager who loved all sorts of music. His paternal grandparents, Glenn and Paula, had bought him tickets to see Kasabian at the King Power Stadium for his 18th birthday and he was due to start an apprenticeship next week.

“He was our world and will always be in our hearts. Help the police find who was responsible. If you’ve heard any rumours about who the driver was please come forward.”

Detective Sergeant Mark Partridge from East Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said:

“We are in the process of gathering as much information as possible about the collision and the events leading up to it.

“We would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the BMW prior to the collision.

“Did you see it driving around the city centre or have you heard any rumours about who the driver or the occupants are?

“Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help us find those responsible.”

If you can help please contact DC 1288 Paul Bingham on 101, quoting incident 727 of 1 May.

Appeal for witnesses following road collision in Countesthorpe

collision investigation vanPolice are appealing for witnesses after a man was run over on Station Road, Countesthorpe.

The incident happened on Wednesday August 8 at around 10.30am.

The victim was crossing the road when a parked car rolled back knocking him to the ground before rolling over him.

The victim was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary where he was treated for his injuries and kept in overnight.

PC 1375 Chris Wood said:

“We would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident between the vehicle and the pedestrian who was not spoken to police officers at the scene to come forward.”

Anyone with information in relation to any appeals featured on this site is asked to contact the relevant officer on 101, follow the instructions to leave a message for the officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number *.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

Crime number: LEP-060814-0182

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21yr old dies in two car collision in Enderby

collision investigation vanA 21-year-old Whetstone man has died in a two-car collision.

Leigh Taylor, of Whetstone, died at the scene of the crash on the B582 Desford Road, in Enderby, on Sunday evening.

Two cars, a Vauxhall Corsa and a Toyota Yaris, were involved in the collision at 7.05pm.

Mr Taylor was the front-seat passenger in the Corsa.

The Corsa’s driver was yesterday in University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital in a stable condition.

Police said the driver of the Yaris was in Leicester Royal Infirmary in a stable condition, while the passenger in the Yaris was at Glenfield hospital in a stable condition.

Following the crash, the road was closed at its junctions with the A47 and with Forest Road, to allow officers to carry out their investigations and deal with the incident, until 3.30am yesterday.

Detective Constable Seamus Burns, the investigating officer, said:

“The Corsa was travelling towards Desford from Enderby and the Yaris in the opposite direction at the time of the collision.

“We would like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the collision, or saw the vehicles beforehand, to please contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Burns on 101.

 

Original story: http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/21-year-old-man-dies-car-crash-Enderby/story-18645021-detail/story.html#ixzz2QFmEFKjm

16-year-old boy dies after collision in Blaby

Officers from Leicestershire Constabulary’s serious collision investigation unit are appealing for witnesses after a fatal collision in Blaby at the weekend.

The collision occurred at about 8.31pm on Saturday (September 10) in Countesthorpe Road and involved one vehicle, a blue Renault Clio.

The driver of the car received serious injuries and was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary where his condition has been described as stable.

The passenger in the car, Ben John Fairlie (16) of Countesthorpe, Leicester, received serious injuries and was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary where he died shortly afterwards.

Detective Constable Adam Sparrow is investigating the collision, he said:  “The vehicle was travelling along Countesthorpe Road towards Countesthorpe when the collision occurred about 600 metres north of Hospital Lane.

“We would urge anyone who was travelling along the same road and witnessed the collision or saw the vehicle beforehand in the area to contact us.  Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help with our enquiries.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 1210 Adam Sparrow on Leicester (0116) 222 2222, follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 1210.  Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free* and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

* Please note, some mobile ‘phone service providers may charge for this call.