Driver suffers stroke on M25 then gets punched by motorcyclist after crashing into barrier
The man crashed into the hard shoulder barrier but was then attacked by a motorcyclist and ‘detained by other motorists’ who thought he was drunk
A man has suffered a stroke on the M25 and crashed into a barrier, but was then restrained and assaulted by passing motorists before emergency services arrived at the scene.
The victim, a man in his 40s, was driving a blue Alfa Romeo southbound on the M25 between J14 and J13 when he started driving erratically. He allegedly hit other vehicles before crashing into the side barrier on the hard shoulder during what later turned out to be a stroke.
The incident, which happened at 10.25am on Saturday (November 24), was first reported to Surrey Police as a drink-driving incident by other motorists, with initial reports indicating that the driver was “drunk and hitting other cars”.
According to police reports, a number of other motorists pulled over and restrained the man after the crash while they waited for emergency services.
At one point a motorcyclist, who had not been directly involved in the incident, pulled over and punched the victim before quickly leaving the scene.
No other motorists were injured during the incident.
The victim was taken to St Peter’s Hospital by ambulance who confirmed the man was having a “medical episode” which they believed to be a stroke.
A spokeswoman for Surrey Police said: “It came in to us as a drink driver. The car was trying to get to the hard shoulder and in the process of getting to the hard shoulder he collided with a few other cars and then crashed into the barrier.
“A number of other motorists also pulled over and tried to detain the driver who was later found to be having a medical episode [by paramedics].
“It was a motorcyclist who assaulted the man with a punch. The driver of the motorcycle wasn’t involved in any collision. The motorcyclist then quickly left the scene.”
Police are appealing for details of the motorcyclist. If you saw anything then please contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference P18281601.