A HEAVILY pregnant cyclist seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Leicester, England has sadly lost her baby, police have revealed.
As reported by the police, the woman was hit by a white van on Aylestone Road just after 9.30pm on Monday, December 2. The driver of the vehicle fled from the scene after the collision.
She was rushed to Leicester Royal Infirmary where she will now remain after doctors determined that she had lost her child.
A 40-year-old man from Leicester was arrested on Tuesday (December 3) on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving while under the influence of drink or drugs in connection with the incident. He has since been released while police continue to investigate the tragic event.
Detective Sergeant Paul Hawkins, of Leicestershire Police, said:
“We are continuing to provide support to the woman injured and her family as the investigation continues.
“Despite the arrest our enquiries remain ongoing as we continue to establish the full circumstances of the incident on Monday evening.
“We do urge anyone who has any information in relation to the incident, and who has not yet spoken with us, to make contact.
“Anyone who has any CCTV or dashcam footage from the scene of the collision at the time of the incident or prior to the collision should also get in touch.”
Anyone with information from the UK are asked to phone 101 and quote incident 630/2December.