Chunk of concrete smashes through windscreen and kills driver

Chunk of concrete ‘that fell off back of truck’ smashes through windscreen and kills driver

  • Driver in Thoresby, Nottinghamshire, died after concrete hit their windscreen
  • The large piece of rock crashed through the windscreen on Tuesday morning
  • Police are searching for a beige truck that may have discarded its load nearby 

A driver has been killed after a chunk of concrete is thought to have fallen off the back of a truck and smashed through their windscreen. 

Police were called out to a road near the M1 in Thoresby, Nottinghamshire just before midday on Tuesday.

The driver of the car, a grey Hyundai, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police and forensic teams were at the scene of the crash in Thoresby in Nottinghamshire on Tuesday after a piece of concrete crashed through a windscreen and killed the driver of a grey Hyundai

Officers are trying to track down a truck that may have been discarding its load nearby around the time of the tragic collision.

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 be discarding its load in the area around the time of the collision.

‘We are also appealing for any dashcam footage which may show this vehicle.’

Netherfield Lane remained closed until around 8pm on Tuesday as officers carried out investigation work  

Anyone who has information which could help the investigation should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 275 of 7 July 2020.

MailOnline has approached Nottinghamshire Police for a further comment. 

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