A second fatal road accident on Melton area roads in three days

Police are investigating a fatal road collision EMN-190803-132237001
Police are investigating a fatal road collision EMN-190803-132237001
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The scooter rider involved in yesterday’s (Tuesday’s) collision on the A606 at Burton Lazars died at the scene, police have confirmed.

The victim, who is believed to be a young man, was the second person to be killed on roads in the Melton area in three days.

Leicestershire Police say they were called out to the incident, which also involved two other vehicles, at 1.23pm on the A606, at the junction of the Whissendine Road with the Oakham Road.

A Yamaha scooter was in collision with two other vehicles north of the junction with Whissendine Road, police say.

The scooter was travelling from Oakham towards Burton Lazars. The other vehicles were travelling in the opposite direction.

Emergency services attended but the scooter rider was pronounced dead at the scene.

Det Con Pete Davies, from the county force’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU) is investigating the collision.

He said: “I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision but has not yet contacted police.

“If you were travelling on the A606 yesterday, please get in touch.

“If you’ve got a dashcam in your car, then please check to see what footage may have been recorded.”

Call police on 101, quoting incident 306 of April 2, if you have information on the incident.

On Sunday, a rider of a BMW R9 passed away in hospital shortly after being airlifted from the scene of a collision, which also involved a VW Transporter camper van, on the B6047 at Lowesby, at 9.43am.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to that incident.

A spokesperson said: “The motorcycle rider was taken to University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire by air ambulance, where he subsequently died later the same day.

“Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle beforehand.

“The motorcycle was travelling towards Twyford and the camper van was travelling in the opposite direction.

“Anyone with dashcam equipment is encouraged to check the footage and contact us if they have anything that may help with the investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con 1504 Seamus Burns on 101, quoting incident 139 of March 31.