Road open again after 'three injured' in collision on A42 near Ashby

By Graham Hill

19th Feb 2021 | Local News

A 'serious collision' closed the A42 near Ashby today (Friday) - after three people were reportedly injured following an incident involving two vehicles.

An update from Leicestershire Police said that three people are thought to have suffered 'minor injuries' following the incident which happened on the southbound carriageway between Junctions 14-13.

Highways England reported it just after 1.30pm today (Friday) - and a queue stretching back three miles has built up 40 minutes later.

Leicestershire Police then reported that the carriageway was closed completely from the M1 junction to the Ashby and Coalville turn-off - but was re-opened shortly after 3pm.

A Leicestershire Police spokeswoman said: "We were called at 1.21pm today (Friday) to a report of a collision on the A42 southbound between junctions 14 and 13 involving two vehicles.

"East Midlands Ambulance Service attended the scene.

"Three people believed to have minor injuries.

"The road is closed while the incident is being dealt with."

Highways England said: "The A42 southbound J14 (A453, Castle Donington) to J13 (A511, Ashby, Burton, Coalville), one lane has been closed due to a serious collision.

"Traffic Officers Leicestershire Police, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue and East Midlands ambulance are on their way to the area.

"Congestion is building on the approach."

Leicestershire Police provided an update which read: "Traffic update at 15:05. The A42 Southbound is now fully open. Thank you for your patience."


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