Two "seriously injured" in collision

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A MAN and a woman have been taken to hospital with “life-threatening” injuries this evening following a major road collision.

Police were called to Blackburn Road in Astley Bridge at 6.50pm following reports of an incident between Belmont Road and Bar Lane.

A Greater Manchester police spokesman said a car had been in collision with a pedestrian and the road is closed in both directions while officers carry out an investigation.

The spokesman said: “It was a serious road traffic collision and they were serious, life-threatening injuries.

“Our serious Road Traffic Collision unit is on the scene carrying out an investigation which is why the road is closed.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact police on 101.”

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9:13pm Fri 1 Mar 13

Phil from Smithills says...

Can't we say the police in Bolton said...........rathe
r the constant Grt Man police said....
Get a grip reporters you are supposed to be reporting about Bolton.
.
Also why the constant road reports about Manchester, try also looking north of Bolton too
Can't we say the police in Bolton said...........rathe r the constant Grt Man police said.... Get a grip reporters you are supposed to be reporting about Bolton. . Also why the constant road reports about Manchester, try also looking north of Bolton too Phil from Smithills
  • Score: -4

9:20pm Fri 1 Mar 13

BWFC71 says...

Phil from Smithills wrote:
Can't we say the police in Bolton said...........rathe

r the constant Grt Man police said....
Get a grip reporters you are supposed to be reporting about Bolton.
.
Also why the constant road reports about Manchester, try also looking north of Bolton too
Because the constabulary is Greater Manchester Police!

If we were part of Lancashire I am sure they would be called the Lancashire Constabulary, like they do in the Lancashire Evening Post!!!

Get over it - we are part of Greater Manchester and nothing is going to change the fact. What we need to do is show that we can be a great town within the politically-made county!
[quote][p][bold]Phil from Smithills[/bold] wrote: Can't we say the police in Bolton said...........rathe r the constant Grt Man police said.... Get a grip reporters you are supposed to be reporting about Bolton. . Also why the constant road reports about Manchester, try also looking north of Bolton too[/p][/quote]Because the constabulary is Greater Manchester Police! If we were part of Lancashire I am sure they would be called the Lancashire Constabulary, like they do in the Lancashire Evening Post!!! Get over it - we are part of Greater Manchester and nothing is going to change the fact. What we need to do is show that we can be a great town within the politically-made county! BWFC71
  • Score: 3

9:21pm Fri 1 Mar 13

BWFC71 says...

PS I was only on that stretch of road 20 minutes before, but the way the traffic speed down the hill it is no surprise that accidents like this can happen - GMP should be more to combat the speed on the road!
PS I was only on that stretch of road 20 minutes before, but the way the traffic speed down the hill it is no surprise that accidents like this can happen - GMP should be more to combat the speed on the road! BWFC71
  • Score: 1

9:53pm Fri 1 Mar 13

I, Ludicrous says...

Phil from Smithills wrote:
Can't we say the police in Bolton said...........rathe

r the constant Grt Man police said....
Get a grip reporters you are supposed to be reporting about Bolton.
.
Also why the constant road reports about Manchester, try also looking north of Bolton too
Absolutely beyond belief!
[quote][p][bold]Phil from Smithills[/bold] wrote: Can't we say the police in Bolton said...........rathe r the constant Grt Man police said.... Get a grip reporters you are supposed to be reporting about Bolton. . Also why the constant road reports about Manchester, try also looking north of Bolton too[/p][/quote]Absolutely beyond belief! I, Ludicrous
  • Score: -5

10:11pm Fri 1 Mar 13

BWFC71 says...

I, Ludicrous wrote:
Phil from Smithills wrote:
Can't we say the police in Bolton said...........rathe


r the constant Grt Man police said....
Get a grip reporters you are supposed to be reporting about Bolton.
.
Also why the constant road reports about Manchester, try also looking north of Bolton too
Absolutely beyond belief!
So what would you say? the Bolton Police - which is factually incorrect, the Police in Bolton, which is factually incorrect (as Police Officers can come from Bury or even Salford nowadays!!!)

So Bolton never mentions about the various aaccidents that happen in Belmont or further north of Egerton or even at ones of the countries most dangerous corners near Affetside - all of which are in Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire??? I would advise you to read the paper more carefully!
[quote][p][bold]I, Ludicrous[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phil from Smithills[/bold] wrote: Can't we say the police in Bolton said...........rathe r the constant Grt Man police said.... Get a grip reporters you are supposed to be reporting about Bolton. . Also why the constant road reports about Manchester, try also looking north of Bolton too[/p][/quote]Absolutely beyond belief![/p][/quote]So what would you say? the Bolton Police - which is factually incorrect, the Police in Bolton, which is factually incorrect (as Police Officers can come from Bury or even Salford nowadays!!!) So Bolton never mentions about the various aaccidents that happen in Belmont or further north of Egerton or even at ones of the countries most dangerous corners near Affetside - all of which are in Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire??? I would advise you to read the paper more carefully! BWFC71
  • Score: -1

10:14pm Fri 1 Mar 13

BWFC71 says...

Adlington is in Chorley, Lancashire
Belmont is in Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire
Edgworth is in Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire

and funnily enough these areas get their fare share of press reporting in the Bolton News and are not in Greater Manchester.

But for more Lancastrian News why not read The Lancashire Post which is the sister paper of the BN!!!
Adlington is in Chorley, Lancashire Belmont is in Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire Edgworth is in Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire and funnily enough these areas get their fare share of press reporting in the Bolton News and are not in Greater Manchester. But for more Lancastrian News why not read The Lancashire Post which is the sister paper of the BN!!! BWFC71
  • Score: 1

10:22pm Fri 1 Mar 13

I, Ludicrous says...

BWFC71 wrote:
I, Ludicrous wrote:
Phil from Smithills wrote:
Can't we say the police in Bolton said...........rathe



r the constant Grt Man police said....
Get a grip reporters you are supposed to be reporting about Bolton.
.
Also why the constant road reports about Manchester, try also looking north of Bolton too
Absolutely beyond belief!
So what would you say? the Bolton Police - which is factually incorrect, the Police in Bolton, which is factually incorrect (as Police Officers can come from Bury or even Salford nowadays!!!)

So Bolton never mentions about the various aaccidents that happen in Belmont or further north of Egerton or even at ones of the countries most dangerous corners near Affetside - all of which are in Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire??? I would advise you to read the paper more carefully!
You've missed my point entirely, BWFC71 (though looking at it it's clearly open to misinterpretation. What I find 'beyond belief' is that anyone would use a news item reporting that two people are lying within an inch of their lives to air some or other parochial bee in their bonnet about specifics relating to the way in which it's been reported.
[quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]I, Ludicrous[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Phil from Smithills[/bold] wrote: Can't we say the police in Bolton said...........rathe r the constant Grt Man police said.... Get a grip reporters you are supposed to be reporting about Bolton. . Also why the constant road reports about Manchester, try also looking north of Bolton too[/p][/quote]Absolutely beyond belief![/p][/quote]So what would you say? the Bolton Police - which is factually incorrect, the Police in Bolton, which is factually incorrect (as Police Officers can come from Bury or even Salford nowadays!!!) So Bolton never mentions about the various aaccidents that happen in Belmont or further north of Egerton or even at ones of the countries most dangerous corners near Affetside - all of which are in Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire??? I would advise you to read the paper more carefully![/p][/quote]You've missed my point entirely, BWFC71 (though looking at it it's clearly open to misinterpretation. What I find 'beyond belief' is that anyone would use a news item reporting that two people are lying within an inch of their lives to air some or other parochial bee in their bonnet about specifics relating to the way in which it's been reported. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 5

10:22pm Fri 1 Mar 13

dawnm1 says...

Does anyone know how the injured people are.?.!!!
Does anyone know how the injured people are.?.!!! dawnm1
  • Score: 10

10:42pm Fri 1 Mar 13

boltonchap says...

FFS there are serious injuries here and you're twittering on about semantics. What a bunch of saddos.
FFS there are serious injuries here and you're twittering on about semantics. What a bunch of saddos. boltonchap
  • Score: 20

10:44pm Fri 1 Mar 13

leighton1982 says...

Who gives a **** what the police are named. 2 people have been seriously injured and from what ive heard 1 of them has died. Cant believe your 1st thought (phil from smithills) wasn't about the 2 injured people.
Who gives a **** what the police are named. 2 people have been seriously injured and from what ive heard 1 of them has died. Cant believe your 1st thought (phil from smithills) wasn't about the 2 injured people. leighton1982
  • Score: 15

11:14pm Fri 1 Mar 13

I, Ludicrous says...

Exactly.
Exactly. I, Ludicrous
  • Score: 5

12:56am Sat 2 Mar 13

Reed Lover says...

Although I have no idea about the circumstances of the accident, and I hope all involved make a full recovery, I wonder why there aren't more accidents involving cars and pedestrians in that area. Today, it is as if it is considered stupid for cars to indicate and these brainless drivers forget that pedestrians need cars to indicate for them too. If a car is travelling up a road and doesn't indicate then it should be reasonable for the pedestrian to presume that the car is not about to make a turn or a manoeuvre. Not so these days as anyone crossing Belmont Rd at its junction with Blackburn Rd in Astley Bridge can attest. The amount of cars that turn up Belmont Rd without indicating is a disgrace and no doubt we will have to wait until a kid or a pensioner gets run over before any action is taken. Most drivers are selfish and stupid these days
Although I have no idea about the circumstances of the accident, and I hope all involved make a full recovery, I wonder why there aren't more accidents involving cars and pedestrians in that area. Today, it is as if it is considered stupid for cars to indicate and these brainless drivers forget that pedestrians need cars to indicate for them too. If a car is travelling up a road and doesn't indicate then it should be reasonable for the pedestrian to presume that the car is not about to make a turn or a manoeuvre. Not so these days as anyone crossing Belmont Rd at its junction with Blackburn Rd in Astley Bridge can attest. The amount of cars that turn up Belmont Rd without indicating is a disgrace and no doubt we will have to wait until a kid or a pensioner gets run over before any action is taken. Most drivers are selfish and stupid these days Reed Lover
  • Score: 8

1:29am Sat 2 Mar 13

chris25 says...

the only time you hear a horn these days seems to be either taxis or idiots peeping to say hi or bye to mates not for what it was intended a warning instrument ,thoughts are will the injured and families
the only time you hear a horn these days seems to be either taxis or idiots peeping to say hi or bye to mates not for what it was intended a warning instrument ,thoughts are will the injured and families chris25
  • Score: 5

2:06am Sat 2 Mar 13

Anykey says...

I got to the scene seconds, perhaps minutes, after it happened. However tragic this event, the first aid that I have seen was terriffic. The few people that were attending the casualty had called the emergency, started first aid and gave instructions just as if they were professionals. It was absolutely stunning to see level headed people administering CPR and giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. White and Asians working together, with no hysteria, no big words, and continuing CPR after the ambulance arrived. Receiving this kind of first aid is a real blessing. I have just googled first aid courses and have learnt that first aid courses are not compulsory before a driving licence is granted in the UK. So I have decided to sign the e-petition http://epetitions.di
rect.gov.uk/petition
s/33906 .
I got to the scene seconds, perhaps minutes, after it happened. However tragic this event, the first aid that I have seen was terriffic. The few people that were attending the casualty had called the emergency, started first aid and gave instructions just as if they were professionals. It was absolutely stunning to see level headed people administering CPR and giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. White and Asians working together, with no hysteria, no big words, and continuing CPR after the ambulance arrived. Receiving this kind of first aid is a real blessing. I have just googled first aid courses and have learnt that first aid courses are not compulsory before a driving licence is granted in the UK. So I have decided to sign the e-petition http://epetitions.di rect.gov.uk/petition s/33906 . Anykey
  • Score: 13

3:04am Sat 2 Mar 13

maryhorts says...

dawnm1 wrote:
Does anyone know how the injured people are.?.!!!
Now but when they do recover they will no doubt be interested in the semantics of journalistic reportage debating the true and proper title of the police who rescued them and the county boundaries in which they fell .
[quote][p][bold]dawnm1[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know how the injured people are.?.!!![/p][/quote]Now but when they do recover they will no doubt be interested in the semantics of journalistic reportage debating the true and proper title of the police who rescued them and the county boundaries in which they fell . maryhorts
  • Score: 0

3:07am Sat 2 Mar 13

maryhorts says...

maryhorts wrote:
dawnm1 wrote:
Does anyone know how the injured people are.?.!!!
Now but when they do recover they will no doubt be interested in the semantics of journalistic reportage debating the true and proper title of the police who rescued them and the county boundaries in which they fell .
Should read NO in first sentence but I was too busy looking at my OS map and got distracted ..
[quote][p][bold]maryhorts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dawnm1[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know how the injured people are.?.!!![/p][/quote]Now but when they do recover they will no doubt be interested in the semantics of journalistic reportage debating the true and proper title of the police who rescued them and the county boundaries in which they fell .[/p][/quote]Should read NO in first sentence but I was too busy looking at my OS map and got distracted .. maryhorts
  • Score: 0

8:33am Sat 2 Mar 13

Hough64 says...

What a bunch of plebs. Its like watching a playground fight on here sometimes.
What a bunch of plebs. Its like watching a playground fight on here sometimes. Hough64
  • Score: 5

3:36pm Sat 2 Mar 13

Robd1970 says...

Anykey wrote:
I got to the scene seconds, perhaps minutes, after it happened. However tragic this event, the first aid that I have seen was terriffic. The few people that were attending the casualty had called the emergency, started first aid and gave instructions just as if they were professionals. It was absolutely stunning to see level headed people administering CPR and giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. White and Asians working together, with no hysteria, no big words, and continuing CPR after the ambulance arrived. Receiving this kind of first aid is a real blessing. I have just googled first aid courses and have learnt that first aid courses are not compulsory before a driving licence is granted in the UK. So I have decided to sign the e-petition http://epetitions.di

rect.gov.uk/petition

s/33906 .
Thank you for posting this. It is heartening to know my Mother received the care she deserved.
[quote][p][bold]Anykey[/bold] wrote: I got to the scene seconds, perhaps minutes, after it happened. However tragic this event, the first aid that I have seen was terriffic. The few people that were attending the casualty had called the emergency, started first aid and gave instructions just as if they were professionals. It was absolutely stunning to see level headed people administering CPR and giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. White and Asians working together, with no hysteria, no big words, and continuing CPR after the ambulance arrived. Receiving this kind of first aid is a real blessing. I have just googled first aid courses and have learnt that first aid courses are not compulsory before a driving licence is granted in the UK. So I have decided to sign the e-petition http://epetitions.di rect.gov.uk/petition s/33906 .[/p][/quote]Thank you for posting this. It is heartening to know my Mother received the care she deserved. Robd1970
  • Score: 11

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