Doncaster man dies after being hit by lorry as A1 crash tragedy closes motorway

A Doncaster man has died after he was hit by a lorry on the A1 which closed the motorway for more than eight hours overnight.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 1:05 pm

Police are investigating the incident which took place shortly before midnight last night.

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police were called out to the A1 at Blyth just before midnight following reports of a man being hit by a lorry.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The A1(M) was closed in both directions between Wadworth and Blyth.

The north and southbound carriageways were closed for several hours, with the southbound remaining closed until 8am this morning.

A spokesman said: “This was to enable Nottinghamshire's serious collision investigation unit to carry out their work, with early morning rush-hour traffic diverted away from the area.”

The motorway was closed between Blyth and Wadworth while investigations took place.

At 2am Highways England tweeted: "The A1M in both directions is in the process of being closed due to a serious collision. Traffic Officers & SYP Operations are currently at scene, Yorks Ambulance & Maintenance Crews are on their way to the area to assist."

Collision Investigator Louise Melbourne, said: "We are continuing our enquiries into this tragic incident.

"We have informed the man's family, who are from the Doncaster area, and are supporting them through this difficult time.

"They are asking for their privacy to be respected.

"We're now appealing to anyone who saw what happened or for any drivers with dash cam footage from the area around the time it happened to get in touch.

"Please contact us on 101 quoting incident 890 of 23 March."

People can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 if they have any information that can help.