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84-year-old caught doing 94mph on M62

Humberside Police have caught an 84-year-old doing 94 mph on the M62. Officers followed the vehicle for a short period of time and claim he also reached speeds of 100mph before they stopped the vehicle.

Tweeting at the time of the incident Special Constable Alex Frost posted "1L Micra stopped for travelling at 100mph by a 84yr old grandad! I thought I'd seen it all!"

“Speeding remains a serious issue on the roads of the Humber region.

"Speed limits are in place to help reduce the number of casualties on our roads, and statistics show that when people exceed those limits, it can result in fatal consequences. “Speeding does not necessarily cause a collision but speed can have a huge effect on the consequences of a collision. The consequences of a high speed collision can be far worse than that of a low speed collision. "At 84 years old you are unlikely to have the same responsive reactions to that of a younger driver and so the speed this driver was doing was extremely worrying, if he needed to make any sudden maneuver he would have been in trouble."

– Casualty Reduction Officer Simon Carlisle



Driver remains critical after M62 collision

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision involving two HGV lorries on the M62.

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision involving two HGV lorries on the M62.

The motorway was closed between 23 Outlane and J22 Saddleworth yesterday following the crash in which one of the drivers suffered serious head injuries.

Police believe that one of the HGV cabs collided with the rear of the second one, causing both to cross the central reservation and enter the eastbound carriageway.

The 48-year-old driver of the lead HGV cab suffered serious head injuries and was airlifted to the Leeds General Infirmary where he is in a critical but stable condition.

Meanwhile, the other driver involved received treatment for minor injuries at Oldham Royal Infirmary.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

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