West Yorkshire Man Dies In M1 Crash

31 December 2012, 10:15

A 77-year-old man from Liversedge has been killed in an accident on the M1 motorway near Rotherham.

The man, who was travelling to Tamworth, collapsed while driving his blue Nissan Almeria Tino near junction 33 at approximately 11am on Saturday.

This caused him to put his foot down on the car's accelerator pedal.

The vehicle then collided with a side crash barrier and, after his 72-year-old female passenger applied the handbrake, the vehicle skidded across the carriageway, hit the central barrier and overturned.

The driver was taken to Rotherham District General Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

His passenger, also from Liversedge, sustained some minor injuries and was treated at the hospital before being discharged.

Investigating South Yorkshire Police officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the accident or those who saw the vehicle shortly before the crash took place.

They are urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on non-emergency number 101, quoting incident number 356 of December 29.