Lorry and car involved in A46 incident near Six Hills

Police have given more details on a road collision which led to the A46 near Melton being closed yesterday (Monday) for more than nine hours.
Police were deployed to the scenePolice were deployed to the scene
Police were deployed to the scene

In a dangerous sequence of events, a lorry left the carriageway near Six Hills and hit a tree which then fell on a passing vehicle.

Emergency services descended on the scene, including East Midlands Ambulance Service and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service.

A spokeswoman for Leicestershire Police said: “Police were called at 8.43am yesterday to a collision on the A46 southbound at Six Hills.

“It is reported a lorry had collided with a tree causing the tree to fall and hit a car.

“Fire and ambulance services were also on the scene.

“No one was seriously injured.

“The road has since been reopened.”

Police reported that the A46 reopened shortly after 6pm.

It led to high volumes of traffic being diverted through Melton, leading to lengthy tailbacks, particularly after 5pm.