Two women die in collision at Donington

TWO elderly women have died in a collision on the A52 at Donington, which left the road closed for almost seven hours.

An 82-year-old, from Billingborough, and an 83-year-old, from Stafford died at Pilgrim Hospital, after the Peugeot 106 they were travelling in collided with a blue VW Golf at around 9.10pm yesterday (Thursday).

The red Peugeot, which was being driven by the 82-year-old, was also carrying a 77-year-old woman from Billingborough, who suffered head and other injuries and is now in a serious condition in hospital.

The driver of the Golf - a 55-year-old Boston man - suffered head and back injuries and has been taken to Pilgrim Hospital.

Police are now appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision or saw the cars prior to the incident to contact the collision witness hotline on 01522 558855.