The elderly rider of a mobility scooter was taken to hospital with serious injuries after crash with a lorry.
The man was injured after his scooter and the HGV collided in Regent Street in Loughborough shortly before 10am yesterday (May 10).
According to witnesses at the scene, the scooter was left underneath the lorry and emergency services staff confirmed the man riding it was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham by ambulance.
Police closed Regent Road near the junction with Ashby Road to allow the emergency services to deal with the situation and for a detailed examination of the scene.
Area Traffic Control warned drivers that the road was blocked and advised them to avoid the area.
Traffic was congested throughout Loughborough due to the closure.
Police said the road was re-opened at 5.20pm.
A Leicestershire Police spokesman said: “At about 10am on Monday 10 May, officers were called to a collision involving a lorry and a mobility scooter on Regent Street, Loughborough.
“The road was closed while officers attend the scene. East Midlands Ambulance Service also attended and a man was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre with a serious injury.
“Enquires are ongoing.”
An East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 9.56am today, Monday 10 May to Ashby Road, Loughborough. The caller reported a road traffic collision.
“We sent two paramedics in two ambulance cars, a crewed ambulance and the air ambulance was also in attendance.
“We transported one patient to Queen’s Medical Centre via land ambulance.”
A Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said they were called to the scene by the East Midlands Ambulance Service.
He said: “We were called at 9.58am by EMAS to a report of a collision between a HGV and a wheelchair user on Ashby Road in Loughborough.
“Two crews from Loughborough and one from Castle Donington attended.
“One elderly male casualty was being attended to by EMAS when we arrived.
“He was taken to hospital. We made the vehicle safe.”