Welford Road and Aylestone Road have been closed following the incident
A "serious" crash in the Leicester Royal Infirmary's A&E car park has closed the A594 Welford Road and Aylestone Road this morning (Thursday, April 27).
Emergency services are at the scene and Leicestershire Police says the incident is causing "significant disruption to traffic". The public is being urged to avoid the area.
Police first issued a brief statement about the incident on Twitter at 3:30am. Any commuters planning on travelling in the area should be aware of the closures and plan alternative routes.
Leicestershire Police confirmed the closure on social media earlier this morning. The tweet reads: "0330hrs l Welford Rd / Aylestone Rd – LEICESTER Due to a serious RTC there are currently road closures in place around the Leicester Royal Infirmary A&E car park.
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"This is likely to cause significant disruption to traffic. Please avoid the area."
A later tweet, at 5.40am, read: "Please note that there is significant disruption in this area due to an RTC emergency services are at the scene. Please avoid the area if possible and expect some delays."
At 7.22am, roads and traffic monitoring service Inrix reported: "A594 Infirmary Road in both directions closed, heavy traffic due to serious accident between Knighton Street and Grange Lane. Outside of Leicester Royal Infirmary."
Find the latest updates on this unfolding incident in our live blog below.
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A statement from Leicestershire Police on the events earlier this morning is still awaited. Officers have been contacted for a comment.
Leicestershire Police have yet to issue any new update about the earlier collision in Leicester. We will bring any information as soon as we get it.
Latest information from traffic data supplier Inrix confirms that traffic in and around the Leicester Royal Infirmary is running smoothly once more.
We are still to hear from police about the exact nature of the earlier collision.
Police have confirmed that all roads affected by the serious collision outside the Leicester Royal Infirmary have reopened.
We still have no official word from police on the severity of the incident.
UPDATE| 1018 | ALL ROADS IN THE AREA ARE NOW OPEN| We appreciate your cooperation thank you.
Leicestershire Police has yet to issue any new information on the collision outside the Leicester Royal Infirmary this morning.
Roads have been shut for several hours as a result. We will update with any new information as and when we get it.
The first footage from the scene of the incident outside the Leicester Royal Infirmary this morning shows police remain in the area.
Exact details about the collision remain unknown at this stage, but a motorbike has been seen being taken away by recovery teams.
Closures remain in place at the scene of the serious collision this morning. Leicestershire Police have not revealed when roads are expected to reopen and have called on motorists to avoid the area if possible and seek alternate routes.
Police are carrying out enquiries inside the cordon. A motorbike believed to have been involved has just been recovered from the scene.
Bus operator, First Leicester, is diverting services due to the ongoing closures.
SERVICE ALERT 88/88A
Due to a police incident, Welford Road and Aylestone Road have been closed outside the hospital/prison.
Services will divert Charles Street / St Georges Way / Waterloo Way / Tigers Way / Welford Road.
Patients and visitors attending the Leicester Royal Infirmary will need to leave extra time for journeys today.
The closures in place are close to the A&E entrance.
ROAD CLOSURES. Due to a road traffic collision, Welford Road and Aylestone Road are currently closed in the vicinity of the Leicester Royal Infirmary Emergency Department. Please allow additional time for your journey to the LRI.
Drivers are being urged to plan ahead or delay journeys through the city this morning.
Leicester Area Traffic Control says all approach roads to the ring road are "struggling".
Heavy congestion is being reported at Southgates underpass, Newarke Street, Regent Road, Jarrom Street, Walnut Street and Aylestone Road.
Traffic is congested in the city centre this morning as road closures remain in place.
Officers remain at the scene while the aftermath is being dealt with.
A spokesperson for the force said: "We are aware of this incident and are speaking to the officers involved. We will be looking to issue further information as soon as we can."
These are all the road closures currently in place in connection with the incident.
Serious RTC – Closures
A594, Infirmary Road, Leicester
Infirmary Road closed outside the A&E entrance
Aylestone Rd inbound traffic onto Welford Rd
Welford Rd outbound traffic onto Oxford Street
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A member of the control room staff told us: "We received a call from the police at 2.45am to assist with a collision involving one motorcycle.
"Police and ambulance were in attendance. We made the motorcycle safe and left the incident with the police."
Fire and rescue crews left the scene at 3.15am.
Latest from Inrix at 7.22am
A594 Infirmary Road in both directions closed, heavy traffic due to serious accident between Knighton Street and Grange Lane.Outside of Leicester Royal Infirmary.