Two children and a man are killed in crash between BMW and lorry

Girl, four, boy, nine, and man are killed and woman in her 30s is seriously injured in crash between BMW and lorry

  • Fatal collision occurred on Friday afternoon on A5 near Hinckley, Leicestershire

A man and two children have died after a car crashed into a lorry near Hinckley.

Police were called at 4.24pm on Friday afternoon to reports of a collision between a silver BMW and a lorry.

The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, and a nine-year-old boy were both pronounced dead at the scene.

A woman in her 30s, and a four-year-old girl were taken to hospital where the child sadly died shortly after. The woman is still in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

West Midlands Ambulance Service, East Midlands Ambulance Service and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service were attended the incident on the A5 near Burbage, Leicestershire.

Two children and a man have died following a collision on the A5 near Hinckley, Leicestershire

Leicestershire Police confirmed that the lorry driver was not seriously injured in the crash. 

The road was closed while emergency vehicles attended and reopened around 12.25am on Saturday morning.

Officers are continuing their investigation into the crash to establish the full circumstances of the incident. They are appealing for witnesses or those with dashcam footage of the vehicles involved at around the time of the incident to get in touch.

Detective Constable Anna Andrew, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: ‘This is an extremely sad and tragic incident and our thoughts remain with those who have lost their lives, their families and with others involved and who have been affected.

‘Emergency services attended the scene and we know members of the public also assisted at the scene when the collision happened – thank you to everyone who responded and helped in these devastating and extremely distressing circumstances.

‘We are continuing to provide full support to the families of the people involved and to investigate the collision to establish the full circumstances in relation to what has happened.

‘We have already spoken to a number of people as part of our enquiries. However, if you do have any information in relation to the collision, if you saw the collision or if you saw either of the vehicles travelling beforehand, please do make contact with police if you have not already done so. If you have any dashcam footage, please also check this and get in touch with us to help us with our enquiries.

‘You can report information to us online at or by calling 101 quoting incident 523 of 8 September. Thank you.’

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