CCTV of collision on M42 Northbound between J6 and J7 on 11/10/17 at approx 6:50pm

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Dear Highways England Company Limited,

I was involved in a RTC on the M42 Northbound, just north of junction 6, on Wednesday October 11th 2017 at approximately 6:50pm. I was driving a red Renault Clio, registration BJ14VGC, proceeding from the left lane of the junction 6 northbound entry slip road on to the M42 on to the hard shoulder which at the time was an active running lane due to heavy traffic. Around the start of the hard shoulder a lorry, registration DX66JYW, moved from lane 1 in to the hard shoulder and collided with the rear driver's side of my vehicle, causing me to spin and then pushed my vehicle side on along the motorway for several hundred feet. Emergency services were called and a representative of Highways England attended the scene to enable clearance of the carriageway.

Please could you provide me with CCTV footage of the collision to support my insurance claim.

Yours faithfully,

Marc Walker

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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Taylor, Roxroy, Highways England Company Limited

Dear Mr Walker,

 

Thank you for your recent enquiry to the Highways England requesting CCTV
footage of an incident in which you were involved on the 11^th October
2017 at 1854hrs near Junction 6, M42.

 

The motorway network cameras are in place to provide operational
information to Highways England Officers.  This allows them to observe
traffic flow in strategic areas and despatch on-road crews as required.

 

In general, the focus will be at long distance to give a wide or long
range view.  Only when cameras are zoomed in on an ongoing incident will
focus be detailed enough to ascertain individual vehicle identity.

 

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I have checked the cameras and can confirm that footage of the collision
is available. Registration numbers or other personal details are not
identifiable in the footage therefore I can release this under a Freedom
of Information request.

 

I’ve burned the footage to disc. If you can supply a postal address I’ll
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Dear Taylor, Roxroy,

Many thanks for accessing the footage. Please could you send the disc to:

Marc Walker
Department of Physics
University of Warwick
Coventry
CV4 7AL.

Yours sincerely,

Marc Walker

Taylor, Roxroy, Highways England Company Limited

Dear Mr Walker,

I’ve posted the disc to you. The disc has to go through our internal mail system before going to Royal Mail. The disc should be with you within 2 weeks

Kind Regards,

Roxroy Taylor, National Consistency Manager, Service Delivery, Operations Directorate
Highways England | West Midlands RCC | c/o The Cube | 199 Wharfside Street | Birmingham | B1 1RN
Web: http://www.highways.gov.uk

Dear Roxroy,

Excellent, many thanks again.

Yours sincerely,

Marc Walker

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