August 21, 2014

Man With Dementia Caught Driving The Wrong Way

Traffic police had to crash into a car being driven at 50mph the wrong way down a motorway by a 77-year-old man with dementia.

Officers stopped the driver on the M6 toll in the West Midlands after reports that it was heading south on the northbound carriageway, between junction T5 and T4. The driver had shown no intention to stop travelling in the wrong direction. This made officers take the decision to make a deliberate head-on contact with the car to bring it to a stop.

The driver, who had dementia, was reporting missing by his family. After the incident, the man was returned home safe and well to his family.

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