A pedestrian is in critical condition after being involved in a collision with a van near Belgrave.
The incident took place shortly after 4.20pm today (Wednesday, September 2) in Parker Drive, which runs between Blackbird Road and Beaumont Leys Lane.
A blue Vauxhall Vivaro van is said to have collided with a pedestrian, before continuing and then colliding with two cars – a Renault Scenic and a BMW 3 Series.
The pedestrian, a 40-year-old man, was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre, where he remains in a critical condition.
Another pedestrian suffered minor injuries.
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Following the collision, a 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, driving while under the influence of drugs and possession of a class A drug with intent to supply.
He remains in custody.
Parker Drive and a number of surrounding roads remain closed while officers carry out further enquiries.
Detectives are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
Detective Sergeant Paul Hawkins, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU), said: “Our investigation is continuing this evening and I am appealing for anyone who can help to get in touch.
“I’m particularly keen to speak to anyone who was driving along Parker Drive, or the surrounding streets this afternoon and has a dashcam installed in their vehicle.
“If you saw what happened, then please contact police. If you saw any of the vehicles involved, or the pedestrian involved, prior to the collision, you may also be able to help.
“Any information you have about what you saw, no matter how insignificant you think it is, could be important.”
Call 101, quoting incident 386 of 2 September.
You can also pass on information by visiting the Leicestershire Police website here.