Van driver is badly hurt in Leicester road accident
A man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a road accident in the city.
The driver of a white van was treated by paramedics at the junction of Uppingham Road and St Barnabas Road at about 10.15am yesterday after his vehicle collided with traffic lights at a pedestrian crossing.
Police have described his injuries as serious.
The man is believed to be in his early 20s.
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He was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre, in Nottingham. No other vehicles were involved.
Firefighters were also called after the Transit van began leaking fuel and the engine started to smoke. They made the vehicle safe and left the scene at about 11am.
County-bound traffic was diverted along St Barnabas Road while recovery crews cleared the debris from the scene.