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Man Dies After Motorway Collision

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driver died when he got out of his car in the middle lane of 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.

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The 53-year-old, 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 people in other vehicles suffered whiplash.

Any witnesses were asked to call 101.