A woman was left in a coma after she was hit by a car while driving on a motorway in west London.
The woman, who has not been named, was driving along the Finsbury Park motorway on her way to work on Tuesday when the collision occurred.
She was taken to hospital where she was later released.
Her employer, which is not named in the police statement, said the accident happened as she was trying to get off the motorway at about 8:45am.
It said the driver of the vehicle, a 23-year-old male, had been issued with a red light.
“The collision was deemed a traffic offence and he was issued with an unlimited fine,” it said.
“Police have contacted the driver’s family to offer their sympathy.
The driver of this vehicle is described as white, in his 30s, wearing a dark coloured jacket and black pants.
He was last seen driving a red Volvo sedan.”
Traffic laws in the UK are divided into two categories: those which deal with speed and those which are about causing damage to the environment.
The difference between the two is the definition of what is an accident.
Under the UK’s Road Traffic Act, a car that is travelling at 60mph (97km/h) can only be stopped if it has hit a person, animal or a structure, and it can’t go faster than 10mph (16km/hr).
It is also legal to hit pedestrians.
The rules apply to cyclists too, but they must have a bicycle licence or wear a helmet.