Woman dies after M1 crash
A woman who was involved in a serious crash on the M1 this week has sadly died.
Nicola Raistrick, 43, died in hospital on Friday, two days after the crash took place.
Nicola was injured on Wednesday morning (February 5) when her black Vauxhall Corsa collided with a maroon DAF lorry between junctions 31 and 32 of the South Yorkshire motorway.
As a result of the collision, the Corsa then collided with the central barrier before hitting a yellow Volvo lorry and a silver Renault Trafic.
Emergency services were called to the southbound carriageway of the M1 at 6.30am on Wednesday.
Nicola was taken to hospital but no one else was injured.
The stretch of road was closed for around 10 hours while a recovery operation was mounted and police investigative work was carried out at the crash scene.
Nicola's family are being supported by specially trained officers and ask that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.
They described her as a ‘loving Mum, Nanna and niece. She was kind, caring and thoughtful. She is loved by many and will be sadly missed’.
Earlier this week, her sister, Stacey Richardson, posting on Facebook, revealed that Nicola was not expected to survive.
She said: “The lady in the accident is my sister, she won't be able to recover from this accident. Will be saying our goodbyes soon.”
“Such an amazing woman with amazing kids, it just doesn't feel real.”
She added: “Definitely makes everyone realise how important family is. At the moment we just all wish we could turn back the clock but everyone has come together and we'll all be there for them, that's all we can do now.”
In another emotional post, she said: “She was amazing, always will be, just wish I could turn back the clock.”
Officers say they are still keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened, or who has dashcam footage which could assist the inquiry.
If you can help, please call 101 quoting incident number 115 of 5 February 2020. You can submit dashcam footage via email to [email protected]