Elderly driver died in North Derbyshire crash after suffering medical emergency

Police have identified the motorist that died in a fatal North Derbyshire collision yesterday, as a 72-year-old who passed away after suffering a medical episode at the wheel.

Wednesday, 14th July 2021, 1:17 pm

Officers and paramedics were called to Hague Lane in Renishaw in the morning on Tuesday, July 13 at 10.40am following reports that a car had crashed into a ditch.

The driver who sadly passed away at the scene has now been confirmed to be a 72-year-old man.

He is believed to have suffered a medical episode while at the wheel, which then caused the fatal collision.

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A 72-year-old man died in a fatal road collision in Renishaw after suffering a medical emergency yesterday morning (Tuesday, July 13).
A 72-year-old man died in a fatal road collision in Renishaw after suffering a medical emergency yesterday morning (Tuesday, July 13).

Hague Lane was closed by police for hours during the incident but was later reopened to drivers at 1.30pm yesterday.

In a statement released today (Wednesday, July 14), Derbyshire Constabulary said: “The man was 72-years-old and suffered a medical episode at the wheel.

"A file is being prepared for the coroner.

"Our thoughts are with his family at this time.”

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