Man killed after driving vintage wooden car on to motorway

An 80-year-old man has died after his vintage wooden car collided with a lorry on a motorway. The motorist had been driving his wooden-bodied 1903 model Knox Runabout Old Porcupine from London to Brighton as part of a rally on Sunday morning. However, it is believed he took a wrong turn and deviated on to the M23 which was not part of the official route.

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Surrey Police said the man was thrown from the car after it was struck by an HGV near the village of Hooley. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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A female passenger, believed to be his wife, was airlifted to hospital with head injuries.

Surrey Police said in a statement: “We can confirm that a man has sadly died following a collision on the southbound carriageway of the M23 near J7 Hooley this morning.

“The collision, involving a car (1903 Knox Runabout Old Porcupine) and an HGV, took place around 10am.

“The driver of the car, an 80-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after the collision, and a female passenger has been taken to hospital by ambulance with serious injuries. 

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“Police have notified the man’s next of kin.”

South East Coast Ambulance Service said a woman was taken to St George’s Hospital, but that her injuries were not thought to be serious.

A second man was also treated at the scene for minor injuries, the statement said.

Additional reporting by Press Association.

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