Police appeal after elderly man dies in Rotherham car crash
Police are appealing for information after a 77-year-old man died following a single-vehicle crash on the M1 this morning in Rotherham.
On Saturday, 29 December at about 11am the 77-year-old man who was travelling to Tamworth was on the M1 motorway, moving southbound at junction 33, when he collapsed at the wheel of the blue Nissan Almeria Tino he was driving.
This led him to press down the accelerator and the car hit the nearside crash barrier, his female passenger then put on the hand brake. The car slid across the carriageway, hit the central barrier, overturned then came to rest.
The man from Liversedge, West Yorkshire sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at Rotherham District General Hospital. His 72-year-old female passenger, also from Liversedge suffered slight bruising and was treated in the same hospital but was not kept in.
Officers are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the crash or the manner of driving prior to it to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 356 of 29 December.