Young child dies following car crash near Cotesbach - The Rugby Observer

Young child dies following car crash near Cotesbach

Rugby Editorial 7th Aug, 2023   0

A SIX-year-old boy has died in a car crash near Cotesbach.

The boy was a passenger in a red Chrysler Crossfire car which collided with a grey Volkswagen Caddy van on the A426 Rugby Road at around 12.50pm on Saturday (August 5).

He sustained serious injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Chrysler sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.




The driver of the van was not injured.

The Chrysler had just come off the Gibbet roundabout and was heading along Rugby Road towards Lutterworth when the collision occurred with the Volkswagen, which was travelling in the opposite direction.


Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or captured it on video recording equipment in their vehicles.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said: “We know there were a number of people in the area at the time.

“We would particularly like to speak to the driver of a white 4×4 style vehicle and a woman who was also driving in the area. Both left the scene before officers arrived and they may be able to help with our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC 212 Suki Sahota by calling Leicestershire Police on 101 or visiting www.leics.police.uk, quoting crime number 23*484442.

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