Tragedy as police reveal 24-year-old ‘hit by two HGVs’ after M1 bridge fall

Horrific details have emerged on how a man came to die on a South Yorkshire motorway today.

By Claire Lewis
Thursday, 16th April 2020, 4:15 pm

South Yorkshire Police said the 24-year-old man fell from a bridge above the M1, between Junction 31 for Aston and Woodhall Services, before being struck by two lorries.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at 3.20am and the M1 was closed for a number of hours while investigative work was carried out at the scene.

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The M1 in South Yorkshire was closed earlier after a fatality.

An appeal has been issued for motorists with dash cam footage to come forward.

South Yorkshire Police said: “Shortly after 3.20am, emergency services were called following reports the body of a man had been found on the northbound carriageway of the M1, near to junction 31 and Woodall Services.

“The man, 24, is believed to have fallen from the bridge running over the motorway, School Lane, and collided with two heavy goods vehicles in the carriageway.

“He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

“His family has been informed and are receiving support from specially trained officers.

“The northbound carriageway was closed to allow investigations to take place but has since been re-opened.

“Police are now keen to hear from any motorists who may have been travelling on the M1 this morning who witnessed the incident, as well as those motorists who may hold dash cam footage.”

Call the force on 101 and quote incident number 97 of April 15.

Dash cam footage can be emailed to [email protected] with the incident number in the subject line.