Police update condition of seriously injured cyclists following collision with a car near Melton

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Two of the four cyclists injured when they were in collision with a car near Melton on Sunday remain in hospital where their condition is described as ‘critical but stable’.

Three of the cyclists were taken to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, two of them via air ambulance, following the incident on Waltham Road, Eastwell, at around 11.50am.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said: “One man has since been discharged. Two remain in hospital where their condition is described as critical but stable.

“The driver of the car was not injured. The road around the collision was closed while an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident was carried out.

“Enquiries are ongoing.”

Both the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA) and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance (LNAA) were scrambled to attend the scene.

Dr Leon Roberts, an EMICS (East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme) doctor who was doing a shift with the DLRAA, said: “A car was in collision with four semi-professional cyclists near Eastwell, close to the Scalford junction, just before noon.

“Two of the cyclists had extremely serious injuries which were life threatening.”

Two EMICS doctors also attended the incident, along with a crew from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and Leicestershire Police.

Dr Roberts added: “We do occasionally get called out to road incidents involving cyclists because Melton is a very popular area for people to cycle.

“But it is very, very unusual for these incidents to involve this number of cyclists.

“The ambulance service, the doctors and the paramedics did a great job in helping to treat the casualties.”