Man arrested after motorcyclist dies in crash near Melton
A driver tried in vain to save the life of a motorcyclist involved in a collision with a van near Melton on Friday.
Malc Riley was driving to his home in Asfordby Hill when the collision occurred on the A6006 between Melton and Asfordby Hill at 11am.
Factory worker Mr Riley, who is trained in first aid, said: "Everybody stopped and I jumped out and ran over to the motorcyclist. Others went to help other people who were injured. A paramedic arrived very quickly.
"I was giving the motorcyclist CPR but after about five minutes the paramedic told me to stop. It was pretty obvious he was in a bad way.
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"When it was all over I went home and had a coffee. I was angry because I couldn't help. I'm a biker myself and it's always sad when somebody goes."
A woman driving a car which was involved in a second collision with the van was airlifted to hospital. The woman, thought to be in her 60s or 70s, is believed to have suffered chest injuries.
A passenger in the van was also taken to hospital.
Police confirmed the motorcyclist was killed in the incident.
Officers said the accident involved four vehicles – a green Ford Focus Estate, a BMW motorcycle, a white Ford Transit van and silver Honda Civic.
The motorcyclist has yet to be formally identified.
The driver of the Honda was taken to Queen's Medical Centre, in Nottingham, where she is in serious condition.
A passenger in the Transit van was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary for treatment to minor injuries.
A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Detective Constable Adam Sparrow said: "We would urge anyone who witnessed the collision or saw any of the vehicles beforehand to please contact police immediately."
Contact DC Sparrow on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.