Police hunt motorcyclist who pulled over and punched a driver he saw crash after driving erratically on the M25 – as they reveal the motorist was having a STROKE
- Surrey Police responded to reports of a suspected drunk driver on the M25
- The man started driving erratically and hit several cars between junction 13-14
- After crashing into the hard shoulder, drivers restrained him and a passing motorcyclist punched him and drove off
Police are hunting a motorcyclist who ‘pulled over and assaulted’ an erratic driver on the M25 they thought was drunk but was actually having a stroke.
Surrey Police responded to reports of a suspected drunk driver at around 10.15am on Saturday.
The man started driving erratically and hit several cars as he careered towards the hard shoulder between junction 13 to 14.
The blue Alfa Romeo that lost control on the M25 after the driver suffered a stroke. After crashing the driver was punched by a motorcyclist who then drove off
After crashing into the hard shoulder, drivers restrained him and a passing motorcyclist punched him and drove off.
It was only when emergency services arrived that they realised he was having a stroke.
The man was taken to St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey for treatment, where he remains.
The M25 (pictured) is one of the busiest roads in the country. Surrey Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident
A spokesman for Surrey Police said: ‘It soon became apparent that the driver, a man in his 40s, had suffered a medical episode.
‘He is still in hospital receiving treatment.
‘Before emergency services were on scene, a motorcyclist pulled over and assaulted the driver before leaving.
‘We are now appealing to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or may know who the driver of the motorcycle is.’
Officers are particularly keen to trace the drivers of a green Mini and an airport taxi who stopped at the scene of the collision.
How can F.A.S.T save you during a stroke?
The main symptoms of stroke can be remembered with the word F.A.S.T.
This will help you more quickly identify someone having a stroke.
- Face: the face may have dropped on one side, the person may not be able to smile, or their mouth or eye may have dropped.
- Arms: the person with suspected stroke may not be able to lift both arms and keep them there because of weakness or numbness in one arm.
- Speech: their speech may be slurred or garbled, or the person may not be able to talk at all despite appearing to be awake.
- Time: it’s time to dial 999 immediately if you see any of these signs or symptoms.