Officers investigating a fatal collision on Narborough Road in September have issued an image of a number of vehicles that were in the area at the time of the collision.
The collision occurred at about 4.22am on Friday September 2 on the A5460, Narborough Road and involved one vehicle, a silver Renault Master van.
The driver of the van and one of the two passengers received minor injuries and were treated at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.
The second passenger, Mr Soyab Bhaiji (22) of Leicester, received serious injuries and was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he subsequently died on Thursday September 8.
A 43-year-old man was arrested on Friday September 2 in connection with the incident and released on police bail pending further enquiries.
This is the third appeal police have released and officers involved hope that the image will encourage the motorists and potential witnesses to come forward.
Detective Constable Ady Keeble is investigating the incident, he said:
“We have been appealing for information about this collision since it happened and hope that by releasing this image the drivers of the vehicles will come forward.
“Its possible that they witnessed the collision and could be able to help us with our investigation so I would urge them to call us as soon as they can.
“The Renault van was travelling along Narborough Road citybound when the collision happened just before the Tesco Express service station.
“From enquiries we have made so far we believe that a dark saloon type vehicle was travelling ahead of the van and both vehicles slowed down at the traffic lights at the junction of Narborough Road and Braunstone Lane, opposite the Braunstone Working Men’s Club.
“We would urge the occupants of that car to contact the police as they may be able to provide valuable information about the collision or the events leading up to it.
“The image released shows three further vehicles travelling along Narborough Road from Fullhurst Avenue towards Fosse Park in the moments prior to the collision. Whilst these vehicles were travelling in the opposite direction to the silver Renault Master van, it is possible that the occupants may have witnessed the collision, and I would appeal to them to contact me.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC 506 Ady Keeble 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 0506. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free* and anonymous on 0800 555 111.
* Please note, some mobile ‘phone service providers may charge for this call.
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