Driver comes forward after fatal collision in Sandiacre

Published on: Thursday, 18th April 2019

Police officers were called to Derby Road in Sandiacre at around 9:15am on Wednesday 17th April, following the receipt of a report of a serious collision which ultimately proved fatal.

Bostocks Lane was closed to the junction with Derby Road as well as Derby Road to the junction with Town Street plus King Edward Street and Longmoor Lane, with diversions put into place.  Motorists were advised to take alternative routes and avoid the area whilst response teams attended the scene.

Later in the day, officers launched an appeal after the incident in which a car and a pedestrian collided.  The pedestrian, a woman, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.  Her family were informed and officers put them in their thoughts at this difficult time.  The victim has since been named as local woman, 79 year old Jean Levers.

Officers investigating the incident were initially keen to trace the driver of a blue Toyota Aygo who was thought to be able to assist officers with their enquiries, and appealed for relevant information and for that driver to come forward.   The vehicle was seen in the area at the time of the incident, which happened at about 9.10am, and is understood to have been travelling from Bennett Street and turning left into Derby Road, before turning right into Longmoor Lane.   Following the appeal, the driver came forward and began helping officers as required.

Sergeant Scott Riley from the Collision Investigation Unit said: “I would like to thank the local community and businesses in Sandiacre for their support during a very difficult few hours. Thank you to everyone who also sent in information that has assisted us in locating the driver.  Our enquiries are continuing into the circumstances of the collision.”

Any other motorists who were in the area at the time are asked to get in touch, particularly those with a dash cam installed in their vehicle.   If you believe you have video that may help the investigation then it should be downloaded to an external device and secured for officers to view.

Anyone with information should quote reference number 252 of April 17 in any correspondence and the name of the officer in the case as detailed above.

Contact can be made on the non-emergency number 101, via the Derbyshire Police website 'Contact Us' link, or their social media presences.

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