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Recap: Driver suffers possible hand injury after Melton collision

A driver was taken to hospital with a possible hand injury after her car collided with a lamppost.

As we reported earlier this morning the road was closed from 6am on Monday morning.

Emergency services were made aware of the single vehicle incident just after 6am on Bank Holiday Monday.

Police attended and closed the road while the vehicle was made safe by the Fire Service who sent one appliance from Melton station.

The lamppost was damaged beyond repair and later removed. Photo: NEMM

The road remained closed while inspectors checked the damage to the lamppost and later removed the structure to make the area safe again.

The road remained closed while engineers checked the lamppost. Photo: NEMM

The road reopened just before 10:30 once the area was declared safe.

A Leicestershire Police spokesperson said: "Shortly after 6am today (Monday 1 May) police were made aware of single vehicle collision in Nottingham Road, Melton."

Firefighters attended the incident on Monday morning. Photo: NEMM

The incident involved a car colliding with a lamppost.

The spokesperson added: "Leicestershire Fire and Rescue and the East Midlands Ambulance Service were also at the scene.

The driver of the car, a woman, was taken to hospital for a possible injury to her hand. Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening or life changing.

The road was closed while the incident was dealt with has since been reopened."

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue service confirmed they attended the scene to make the vehicle safe.

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