M4 car crash: A Man dies during motorway police chase

August 6, 2017
| Report Focus News

A man has died in a car crash during a police pursuit on the M4 near Cardiff.

A red Ford Focus was seen being driven dangerously by traffic officers, who deployed a so-called stinger trap in an attempt to stop it.

Minutes later, the Ford Focus collided with a Land Rover Freelander as it travelled eastbound between junction 32 and junction 30.

The driver of the Ford Focus, a man from the Gloucester area, was killed while the driver of the other vehicle suffered non-serious injuries.

Following the incident, which happened at about 6pm on Saturday, the M4 was closed in both directions – causing long tailbacks.

The collision is being investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.