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Grandma Nargis Begum from Sheffield died on the M1 near Woodhall Services in South Yorkshire in September 2018 following the Nissan Qashqai’s malfunction.
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She Was 62 Year Old
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UK Highways may face manslaughter after a grandmother is killed on a smart highway.
A forensic officer investigating the death referred the British Highways to the Crown Prosecution Service to assess whether the murder charges were appropriate.
Grandma Nargis Begum, 62, from Sheffield, died in September 2018 on M1 near Woodhall Services in South Yorkshire.
She had come out of a broken Nissan Qashqai car and was waiting for help when another vehicle collided with Nissan.
During the pre-investigation review hearing at the Doncaster Coroner’s Court on Thursday, senior forensic officer Nicola Mundy said one of the reasons for his decision was the length of time the fixed vehicle was not detected.
According to the YorkshireLive report, Begüm, a mother of five children and her grandmother of nine children, got out of the car and was waiting for help after another vehicle collided with Nissan. Earlier, a court heard how 16 minutes and 21 seconds passed between Nissan’s smart highway failure without a stiff shoulder and the collision.
There was another six minutes and 15 seconds before the warning signs were activated, meaning there was a total of 22 minutes 36 seconds between the failure and the alerts indicated.
Speaking after the hearing on Thursday, Saima Aktar, Nargis Begüm’s daughter, said, “The grief and sense of loss we feel because of my mother’s death do not disappear as time goes on.
The last two years and trying to face what happened was incredibly difficult, especially for my father – he avoided injury, but hurt him as he died in front of his 45-year-old loving and caring wife.
“We are pleased that the forensic officer has taken our concerns seriously and directed the death of our mother to the CPS. We are determined to do everything we can to change and to take action on the use of smart highways.”
A spokesperson for the British Highways said: “Our deepest sympathy is with Begüm Hanım’s family and everyone who was affected by this tragic incident.
“While we do not believe Highways England has committed any crime, we will of course cooperate fully in any investigation. Every road death is a tragic loss of life, and we are determined to do everything we can to make our roads as safe as possible. “