Gilberdyke man, 53, killed in M18 pile-up
A man from Gilberdyke was killed when he was hit by a van and a lorry after a crash on a busy motorway.
The 53-year-old man was struck when he got out of his blue Ford Focus after a crash in the middle lane of the M18 near Doncaster.
He was hit by a Ford Transit van and then a blue HGV, which was being driven by a 55-year-old Goole man.
Police said the van driver tried to avoid the stricken car, but struck the motorist who was in the road.
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A white HGV and the blue HGV then crashed into the van, with the blue HGV hitting the victim.
Four other vehicles then collided.
The accident happened at 7am on Friday and led to the motorway being closed until 4pm.
A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: A 53-year-old man from suffered fatal injuries in the collision.
"It is believed that the man sustained his fatal injuries when he got out of his blue Ford Focus that had become stationary in lane two, at an angle, with the front of the car facing the central reservation.
"It is thought that the 26-year-old male driver of a second vehicle, a green Ford Transit van, tried to take evasive action to avoid the Ford Focus before glancing the rear of the car and also hitting the man.
"The 53-year-old man sustained fatal injuries and five others travelling in the vehicles involved sustained a variety of minor whiplash injuries."Officers investigating are urging anyone who witnessed the collision or witnessed the manner of the driving of the vehicles involved prior to the collision to call South Yorkshire Police."
Any witnesses are asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101.