Police are investigating the circumstances of a fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the M42 southbound between J3A and J3 at 2.35pm on 29th April 2013.The collision occurred when a silver Nissan X-Trail left the road to the nearside.
It travelled across the hard shoulder, through a wooden fence and hedgerow and for some distance into an adjacent field.
Warwickshire Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the vehicle involved leave the carriageway or the manner of driving of any vehicles prior to the collision.
The female passenger in the car, in her 60’s from Worcestershire, suffered fatal injuries during the crash and was declared dead at the scene.
The male driver was taken by air ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham for treatment. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.
A man has died following an accident on the M42 near Tamworth.
It happened between junctions 10 and 9, Southbound at around 8.00am.
An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a car that rolled over and was up the embankment of the motorway.
“The driver of the car had suffered multiple serious injuries and was in traumatic cardiac arrest. Advanced life support was carried, but unfortunately despite the best efforts of ambulance crews, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”
The Highways Agency has released a statement following the Crown Prosecution Service accusing it of displaying unclear speed limits on the M42, which could see thousands of motorists let-off for speeding convictions.
We have resolved an issue relating to the font used on speeds signs on our motorways. The signs were always entirely legible and the mandatory speed limit clear. Following queries that suggested that this may not have been, we clarified the issue in November 2012.
– The Highways Agency
The signs, which were located on the motorway west of Coventry, showed the speed limit 'taller and narrower that they should have been', said Crown Prosecution Services.
More than 11,000 motorists may now receive their money back.