Lorry driver killed while changing a tyre after car hit him on South Yorkshire motorway

The A1 motorway.

The A1 motorway.

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A lorry driver, who was changing a tyre while parked on the hard shoulder, has died after a car careered off the A1 motorway.

The 59-year-old man, from Darlington, died after a white coloured Citroen DS3 car hit him on the A1 southbound close to the Sprotbrough Works exit between junctions 36 and 37 near Doncaster yesterday shortly before 8am.

The lorry driver died at the scene, while the female driver of the Citroen and a male passenger both suffered whiplash injuries and were taken to hospital.

South Yorkshire Police are urging witnesses to come forward, particularly those who may have dashboard mounted cameras fitted to their vehicles and were travelling between junctions 36 and 38 of the A1 southbound at the time.

Anyone with information that could assist police should call 101, quoting incident number 158 of February 4, or email enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk.

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