Witness and dash-cam footage appeal after man's death on Doncaster motorway

A man has died after falling from a Doncaster motorway bridge and being hit by a car, prompting calls for dash cam footage and witnesses to come forward.

Thursday, 28th April 2022, 10:10 am

At 5.10am this morning (Wednesday, April 27), police were called to concern for the safety of a 73-year-old man on the wrong side of the railings over the A1M southbound between Junction 35 and Junction 36, near Warmsworth.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “He fell from the bridge a short time later where it is believed he was in a collision with a vehicle and sadly died at the scene.

“The man’s family has been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

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The scene this morning

“The motorway was closed in both directions at Junction 36 to allow investigation work to take place, and the road has since fully re-opened. The investigating officers wish to thank motorists for their patience while this important work was carried out.”

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The A1M southbound was closed for several hours following the man’s tragic death.

The South Yorkshire Police spokesperson confirmed the force is encouraging witnesses and anyone with dash-cam footage to come forwatd.

They said: “We are appealing for anyone who saw the man in the moments before the collision, or saw the collision itself, to contact us. We are particularly interested in speaking to anyone who may have captured dash-cam footage of the incident or of any vehicles involved.

"Anyone with any information which could assist the investigation is asked to call us on 101. Please quote incident number 95 of April 27 when passing information.”