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Lorry fire closes M18

Road reopened after car transporter fire

There are still some delays on the M18 Southbound between J1 and the M1, because of fire on a car transporter.

South Yorkshire Fire say they believe the brakes caught fire, before it spread to the cars on the transporter.

The road was temporarily closed.


Lorry crashes off motorway bridge

A man had to be airlifted to hospital after a burst tyre caused the lorry he was driving to crash off a bridge.

Lorry crashes off M18 bridge

Police were called yesterday after a lorry, travelling on the M18 South, at Rawcliffe Bridge.

A tyre on the lorry had burst, which caused the vehicle to slide across the road and, fall over the bridge. As it fell it caught fire.

The driver of the lorry, a 61 year old man, was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary and treated for cuts, bruises and dislocated shoulder.

Police closed the M62 Westbound to the M18 as all emergency services helped in the recovery of the vehicle, which was carrying fertiliser.

Man dies after motorway collisions

A 53-year-old man died after he got out of his car on a motorway and was struck by a number of vehicles.

The collision happened on the southbound carriageway of the M18 near Doncaster shortly after 7am. on Friday, February 8.

The driver, from Gilberdyke, Humberside, was believed to have got out of his blue Ford Escort after it stopped in the middle lane between junction 3 and 2.

A 26-year-old in a green Ford Transit tried to avoid a collision but clipped the Focus, then hit the man, South Yorkshire Police said.

Two lorries collided with the van, then one of the trucks hit the man. A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said the 53-year-old sustained "fatal injuries" and five other people in other vehicles suffered whiplash.