Shearsby Parish Council

Protecting, Connecting, Involving and Representing Shearsby

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Clerk: Lynn Cosgrove
White Gates, The Bank
Shearsby, Leics LE17 6PF

Tel: 07850 378367

Accident Log

A library of accidents at or near to the Shearsby crossroads. (work in progress)

  1. 15/12/2018, late evening, 2 car head-on collision, cars badly damaged but no reported casualties. Police involved.
  2. 08/11/2018, 5pm, Small accident at crossroads, no reported casualties.
  3. 03/07/2018, At around 5pm. A crash involving 3 vehicles, 2 cars and a transporter lorry, saw a 23 year old man lose his life. Numerous emergency vehicles involved including the air ambulance and Helimed. Accident was in Bruntingthorpe Road on a bend.
  4. 05/05/2018, Motorcyclist killed in collision with van near Armourgeddon, between Knaptoft and Husbands Bosworth.
  5. 28/03/2018, 3 cars involved coming from Bosworth direction. A lady in the first car braked suddenly and other cars behind could not stop. No one was hurt.
  6. 04/02/2018, Car on its side other side of hedge in farmers field on the Saddington Road. Police tape on vehicle.
  7. 22/01/2018, A message was received that there was another serious accident at the cross roads. The Police were in attendance and that it was "quite a big bash".
  8. Middle of January - Bath Lane between Beesley's Farm and the junction to Walton, fences damaged.
  9. 12/01/2018, 2 accidents in one day - a grey van at the crossroads, south east corner in the morning and about 4.30pm another incident (both witnessed by the Parish Clerk - on his way to the meeting and returning from the meeting!!) signage broken on both East side corners. All emergency services involved.
  10. 11/01/2018, Near Knaptoft - police attended.
  11. 16/12/17, Saturday 9pm. Bruntingthorpe Road, between New Walton Road and Shearsby Crossroads, closed due to serious accident, car on its side. All emergency services in attendance.
  12. 25/07/2017 Incident north of crossroads but before the turn into Shearsby. Police involved at 10.30pm.
  13. 25/07/2017 Two car crash and a cyclist. A car came from Saddington Road and didn't stop at the crossroads. It hit another car on the main road and that hit the cyclist. One car was left positioned at the crossroads, one in Bruntingthorpe Lane. Large amount of smoke. Air ambulance flew cyclist to Coventry Hospital. Fire brigade and police in attendance. 8pm. The 48 year old cyclist from Whetstone is paralysed from the chest down.
  14. 21/07/2017 Unreported accident collision between a lorry and a car at 4.00am.
  15. 11/07/2017 Turning tractor with bucket extended took out the entire side of a passing white van. No casualties reported.
  16. 11/07/2017 A shunt between 2 cars caused damage to bumpers and light covers. No casualties reported.
  17. 05/07/2017 Incident was a bump between 2 cars and a change of insurance details, witnessed by local resident.
  18. 01/07/2017 Black car in the ditch. The ditch is damaged in another place too just down from the car, so either it swerved into the ditch and out again before it finally crashed or another car was involved, which may have been taken away?
  19. 25/06/2017 Accident involving a motorbike, attended by the air ambulance and collision investigation. Motorcyclist lost his leg.
  20. 15/06/2017 (date approx. at the time of a plant works show) The incident was between a low loader and a Peugeot and was witnessed by a local farmer. The low loader took a wide turn and ran over the bonnet of the car! There were no injuries.
  21. 11/06/2017 Car in the ditch on the south side of the crossroads.
  22. 31/03/2017 Two car crash. Air ambulance required and fire crews.
  23. November 2016 Car crash - no details. See photo at foot of page.
  24. 27/06/2013 A local (Arnesby) car travelling south on A5199 collided with a car travelling north on A5199 which turned right towards Saddington without stopping. Three cars were written off (including one waiting to turn out of Saddington Road). Passenger in the car on main road suffered severe facial and eye injuries resulting in total loss of sight in left eye, after being hit in face by passenger air bag. No-one else was injured. Accident attended by police, fire service, ambulance service and air ambulance doctor (by car). Driver of car turning towards Saddington found guilty of driving without due care and attention at Loughborough Magistrates Court.
  25. 15/06/2013 A young man, friend of people living in Arnesby, was driving towards Arnesby on the A5199 when a woman coming from the Shearsby Bath to go straight over, didn't stop at the crossroads. His car caught fire and was destroyed, as was the road signpost. He got out of the car and was not badly injured but the woman driver of the other car had, it is believed, a broken pelvis. The report & photo from the Leicester Mercury is below.
    1. "A person has been taken to hospital after a car burst into flames at the Shearsby crossroads on the A5199. Fire services were called to the accident involving two cars just before 6.30pm yesterday. Crews released one person who was trapped and two other people were injured. One of the patients was taken to the Queens Medical Centre, in Nottingham, by ambulance. The condition of the casualty is not yet known. Crews said that one of the cars involved in the accident was destroyed in the fire."
  26. 2009 Around 2009 a cyclist was killed by a lorry.
  27. 2007 November / December around 5 or 6pm. Driver and passenger were returning from Christmas Shopping to Shearsby. Travelling down John Ball hill towards the crossroads they could see there had been an accident involving at least one car and a large Horse Box (lorry). They stopped to help as one of them is a nurse. They helped a lady who was in a bad way laying in the road, the nurse checked her over and talked to her. A coat was placed to cover the lady until the ambulance and police arrived. The horse had to be shot which was awful and there were injured people taken to hospital. There may have been other vehicles involved but they were concentrating on this one lady.
  28. About 20 years ago a man from Leicester and a woman from Market Harborough drove headlong into each other and the cars exploded upon impact. Both died instantly.