Motorist killed after large piece of rock went though his windscreen near Mansfield

A driver has been killed after a huge rock smashed through the windscreen of his car near a Nottinghamshire roundabout.

Tuesday, 7th July 2020, 5:13 pm
Updated Tuesday, 7th July 2020, 5:14 pm

Nottinghamshire Police are appealing for the public’s help after a driver died in the incident near Thoresby today.

A police spokesman said officers were called just after 11.40am today (Tuesday July 7) to a report of a collision where a large rock or piece of concrete went through the windscreen of a car.

The driver of the car died at the scene.

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The roundabout near the scene of the crash.

Nottinghamshire Police has closed Netherfield Lane from the Blythe Road roundabout and the Ollerton Road roundabout following the incident.

Louise Melbourne, from Nottinghamshire Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “A driver has lost their life as a result of this incident and we will do everything we can to get to the bottom of how that happened.”

“We are appealing for anyone that may have seen a large beige coloured cabbed truck that may have been discarding its load in the area around the time of the collision.

Police investigating the crash are also appealing for anyone who has dashcam footage which may show the vehicle around the time of the incident.

It is thought that the road will be closed for some time and officers are currently at the scene to direct traffic.Anyone who has information which could help the investigation should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 275 of 7 July 2020.

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