Pre Inquest Review
12 Feb 2021
A media statement from Highways England
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Highways England has released the following statement to the media in relation to a Pre Inquest Review on 11 February 2021 into the death of Nargis Begum on the M1 near Sheffield, in 2018. The coroner at the Review hearing has referred Highways England to the Crown Prosecution Service for consideration for prosecution for corporate manslaughter.
“Our deepest sympathies are with the family of Mrs Begum, and all those affected by this tragic incident.
“Although we do not believe Highways England has committed any offence we will of course cooperate fully in any investigation. Every road death is a tragic loss of life and we are absolutely committed to making our roads as safe as possible.”