Police 'ignored' motorway crash victim

Police 'ignored' motorway crash victim

John Balson

Police 'ignored' motorway crash victim

A driver who was nearly killed after his car was shunted off a motorway by a truck is calling for an inquiry into police standards - saying officers failed to investigate properly.

Paul Jeffries' car was sent spinning across the M40 before crashing through two fences and a hedge after the collision near Stokenchurch two years ago.

The 48-year-old, of Pearce Road, Maidenhead, said police have since refused to investigate, despite an independent eyewitness coming forward with the number plate of the lorry driver, who failed to stop.

"I wanted closure to this horrible experience – so imagine how I felt when the police would not even investigate, even when the case was served up on a plate to them," said Mr Jeffries (left).

Mr Jeffries complained to Chief Constable Sara Thornton but said he was ignored until Home Secretary and Maidenhead MP Theresa May stepped in.

A police spokesman said they responded last year and told Mr Jeffries what steps had been taken to trace the truck driver - as well as apologising for not attending the scene at the time.

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