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.

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