Roadside technician killed while recovering broken down vehicle

Worker hit by van while and pronounced dead at the scene

A recovery worked has died after being hit by a vehicle on a major Hampshire road while tending to a broken down vehicle.

The 54-year-old man from Southampton was recovering a broken down vehicle on Monday (21 February) when he was hit by a Mercedes Vito vehicle on the M3.

The collision happened on the M3 at Chandler’s Ford between junctions 13 and 14.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have been notified and are now being supported by specially trained officers.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: “Officers are appealing for information following a fatal road traffic collision on the M3 at Chandlers Ford.

“At around 11.25pm on Monday, February 21 a Mercedes Vito vehicle and a pedestrian were in collision on the M3 between junctions 13 and 14.

“The pedestrian, a 54-year-old man from Southampton, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“He was a recovery operative who was working to recover a broken down vehicle.”

A witness appeal has now been launched by police.

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