Elderly women escape with minor injuries after car overturns in Crompton Way

One of the elderly women being helped at the scene of the crash in Crompton Way

The scene of the crash in Crompton Way. Picture by Chris Wilbraham.

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TWO elderly women escaped with only minor injuries after a car crash that left one vehicle on its roof in Crompton Way.

The accident happened at about 2.15pm today and involved two Ford Focus cars and a Mercedes.

The incident happened in Crompton Way, near Asda, at the junction with Moss Bank Way.

The road was closed while the scene was cleared and the North West Air Ambulance landed nearby.

A spokesman said the people involved were already out of the car when police arrived.

Firefighters from Bolton North fire station attended and made the scene safe.

Chris Wilbraham, aged 36, from Astley Bridge, was walking near the scene when he saw a police van driving past at high speed.

Mr Wilbraham said: “All I could see was a dark grey Ford Focus overturned. I think it was being driven by an old lady.

"The old lady was being attended to by paramedics and she appeared to have bandages on.

"The injuries looked more superficial than serious, and another elderly lady seemed to be more in shock than anything serious.

“There were three or four police cars and an ambulance at the scene.”

He said it was not clear what had happened but he thought one of the drivers had hit a parked car.

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3:24pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Newonhojeel says...

That's Nellie Button, Jenson's Nan.
That's Nellie Button, Jenson's Nan. Newonhojeel
  • Score: 3

3:54pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Cheeseware says...

"Chris Wilbraham, aged 36, from Astley Bridge, was walking near to the scene and realised an a crash had taken place after seeing a police van driving quickly to the scene."

What is 'an a crash'? Can someone please proof read this poor girls articles before they are published.
"Chris Wilbraham, aged 36, from Astley Bridge, was walking near to the scene and realised an a crash had taken place after seeing a police van driving quickly to the scene." What is 'an a crash'? Can someone please proof read this poor girls articles before they are published. Cheeseware
  • Score: 28

4:32pm Thu 19 Jun 14

127001 says...

Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more.

There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc).

And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.
Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more. There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc). And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself. 127001
  • Score: 19

5:01pm Thu 19 Jun 14

The-Boltonian says...

127001 wrote:
Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more.

There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc).

And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.
I agree there is a lack of care from drivers these days, seen and been involved in near misses caused by drivers not checking their mirrors, overtaking on the wrong side of the road, undertaking and plain just not observing traffic.

However, Crompton Way is a 40 mph limit not 30 at that spot with a majority of drivers doing 50+.
[quote][p][bold]127001[/bold] wrote: Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more. There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc). And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.[/p][/quote]I agree there is a lack of care from drivers these days, seen and been involved in near misses caused by drivers not checking their mirrors, overtaking on the wrong side of the road, undertaking and plain just not observing traffic. However, Crompton Way is a 40 mph limit not 30 at that spot with a majority of drivers doing 50+. The-Boltonian
  • Score: 21

5:33pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Phlema says...

127001 wrote:
Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more.

There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc).

And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.
Its very easy to overturn a car even at low speed. - see this video: https://www.youtube.
com/watch?v=F4YQy3ko
k7E
[quote][p][bold]127001[/bold] wrote: Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more. There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc). And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.[/p][/quote]Its very easy to overturn a car even at low speed. - see this video: https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=F4YQy3ko k7E Phlema
  • Score: 1

5:34pm Thu 19 Jun 14

127001 says...

The-Boltonian wrote:
127001 wrote:
Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more.

There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc).

And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.
I agree there is a lack of care from drivers these days, seen and been involved in near misses caused by drivers not checking their mirrors, overtaking on the wrong side of the road, undertaking and plain just not observing traffic.

However, Crompton Way is a 40 mph limit not 30 at that spot with a majority of drivers doing 50+.
yes, you're quite right about it being 40mph around that area (reporter had said the accident was near Asda/Mossbank way which is around half a mile away!).
[quote][p][bold]The-Boltonian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]127001[/bold] wrote: Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more. There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc). And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.[/p][/quote]I agree there is a lack of care from drivers these days, seen and been involved in near misses caused by drivers not checking their mirrors, overtaking on the wrong side of the road, undertaking and plain just not observing traffic. However, Crompton Way is a 40 mph limit not 30 at that spot with a majority of drivers doing 50+.[/p][/quote]yes, you're quite right about it being 40mph around that area (reporter had said the accident was near Asda/Mossbank way which is around half a mile away!). 127001
  • Score: 5

5:34pm Thu 19 Jun 14

ZeroHour60 says...

127001 wrote:
Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more.

There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc).

And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.
Just saying it's a 40mph zone. Police patrolling won't make any difference at all.
[quote][p][bold]127001[/bold] wrote: Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more. There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc). And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.[/p][/quote]Just saying it's a 40mph zone. Police patrolling won't make any difference at all. ZeroHour60
  • Score: 4

5:34pm Thu 19 Jun 14

ZeroHour60 says...

127001 wrote:
Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more.

There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc).

And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.
Just saying it's a 40mph zone. Police patrolling won't make any difference at all.
[quote][p][bold]127001[/bold] wrote: Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more. There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc). And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.[/p][/quote]Just saying it's a 40mph zone. Police patrolling won't make any difference at all. ZeroHour60
  • Score: 1

5:46pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Dazivee says...

127001 wrote:
The-Boltonian wrote:
127001 wrote:
Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more.

There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc).

And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.
I agree there is a lack of care from drivers these days, seen and been involved in near misses caused by drivers not checking their mirrors, overtaking on the wrong side of the road, undertaking and plain just not observing traffic.

However, Crompton Way is a 40 mph limit not 30 at that spot with a majority of drivers doing 50+.
yes, you're quite right about it being 40mph around that area (reporter had said the accident was near Asda/Mossbank way which is around half a mile away!).
Terrible reporting by the Bolton news, conflicting locations of the accident, terrible un-proof read piece with shocking grammar.............
.........

127001...........how do you know the majority of drivers do 50 mph plus on Crompton Way? Have you stood there all day with a speed detector and averaged out the speed of all the cars, probably not.......don't judge other people based on your own driving actions you jumped up political correct git!! I suppose your a model driver who has never committed a motoring sin!! Accidents happen, young , old, even experience drivers..........tha
t why we have the emergency services! Car's are designed so that little old ladies, whoever's fault the accident is or how it happened, can get out and walk away!
[quote][p][bold]127001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The-Boltonian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]127001[/bold] wrote: Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more. There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc). And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.[/p][/quote]I agree there is a lack of care from drivers these days, seen and been involved in near misses caused by drivers not checking their mirrors, overtaking on the wrong side of the road, undertaking and plain just not observing traffic. However, Crompton Way is a 40 mph limit not 30 at that spot with a majority of drivers doing 50+.[/p][/quote]yes, you're quite right about it being 40mph around that area (reporter had said the accident was near Asda/Mossbank way which is around half a mile away!).[/p][/quote]Terrible reporting by the Bolton news, conflicting locations of the accident, terrible un-proof read piece with shocking grammar............. ......... 127001...........how do you know the majority of drivers do 50 mph plus on Crompton Way? Have you stood there all day with a speed detector and averaged out the speed of all the cars, probably not.......don't judge other people based on your own driving actions you jumped up political correct git!! I suppose your a model driver who has never committed a motoring sin!! Accidents happen, young , old, even experience drivers..........tha t why we have the emergency services! Car's are designed so that little old ladies, whoever's fault the accident is or how it happened, can get out and walk away! Dazivee
  • Score: -4

5:57pm Thu 19 Jun 14

JustBecause says...

Looks to me like she hit the parked Mercedes and the other focus is there because it occupants are helping.

Anyways, all over 65's should be tested every few years, not a full driving test, but some form of test. To be honest, everyone having a 5 year test wouldn't be a bad idea. And earn the government a few quid....
Looks to me like she hit the parked Mercedes and the other focus is there because it occupants are helping. Anyways, all over 65's should be tested every few years, not a full driving test, but some form of test. To be honest, everyone having a 5 year test wouldn't be a bad idea. And earn the government a few quid.... JustBecause
  • Score: 10

6:00pm Thu 19 Jun 14

JustBecause says...

JustBecause wrote:
Looks to me like she hit the parked Mercedes and the other focus is there because it occupants are helping.

Anyways, all over 65's should be tested every few years, not a full driving test, but some form of test. To be honest, everyone having a 5 year test wouldn't be a bad idea. And earn the government a few quid....
The test wouldn't necessarily be a fail or,pass, it would be a point system, and your points would help calculate the insurance.

Therefore if your a crappy driver, your insurance is higher than a good one.

You could get bonus points for having the test more frequently as well.
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: Looks to me like she hit the parked Mercedes and the other focus is there because it occupants are helping. Anyways, all over 65's should be tested every few years, not a full driving test, but some form of test. To be honest, everyone having a 5 year test wouldn't be a bad idea. And earn the government a few quid....[/p][/quote]The test wouldn't necessarily be a fail or,pass, it would be a point system, and your points would help calculate the insurance. Therefore if your a crappy driver, your insurance is higher than a good one. You could get bonus points for having the test more frequently as well. JustBecause
  • Score: 6

6:34pm Thu 19 Jun 14

albertmodley says...

JustBecause wrote:
JustBecause wrote:
Looks to me like she hit the parked Mercedes and the other focus is there because it occupants are helping.

Anyways, all over 65's should be tested every few years, not a full driving test, but some form of test. To be honest, everyone having a 5 year test wouldn't be a bad idea. And earn the government a few quid....
The test wouldn't necessarily be a fail or,pass, it would be a point system, and your points would help calculate the insurance.

Therefore if your a crappy driver, your insurance is higher than a good one.

You could get bonus points for having the test more frequently as well.
Dont follow the logic.Why is it young drivers under 25 say have higher premiums as frequently reported, often more than the value of their car.seems to me the over 65s are generally more likely to drive within the speed limit as they are usually not in a hurry to go anywhere apart from Asda on a shopping trip.
Of more concern is the number of vehicles especially those with young girls in them,which dont have indicators on them.They cut in and out of traffic with gay abandon.If we could persuade car manufacturers to reintroduce working indicators it might give us all a clue as to where these cars are going.Do you think it is part of a cost cutting exercise or is there some other explanation?
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: Looks to me like she hit the parked Mercedes and the other focus is there because it occupants are helping. Anyways, all over 65's should be tested every few years, not a full driving test, but some form of test. To be honest, everyone having a 5 year test wouldn't be a bad idea. And earn the government a few quid....[/p][/quote]The test wouldn't necessarily be a fail or,pass, it would be a point system, and your points would help calculate the insurance. Therefore if your a crappy driver, your insurance is higher than a good one. You could get bonus points for having the test more frequently as well.[/p][/quote]Dont follow the logic.Why is it young drivers under 25 say have higher premiums as frequently reported, often more than the value of their car.seems to me the over 65s are generally more likely to drive within the speed limit as they are usually not in a hurry to go anywhere apart from Asda on a shopping trip. Of more concern is the number of vehicles especially those with young girls in them,which dont have indicators on them.They cut in and out of traffic with gay abandon.If we could persuade car manufacturers to reintroduce working indicators it might give us all a clue as to where these cars are going.Do you think it is part of a cost cutting exercise or is there some other explanation? albertmodley
  • Score: 14

8:46pm Thu 19 Jun 14

civicdriver says...

Hi everyone glad to see the old ladies are ok.
Just wondered why it is nowadays that police always seem to do an overkill by closing such a major road? I could fully understand this had someone been killed or nearly, but for an accident like this surely common sense would prevail? Tip the car back on it's wheels move it to the side and job done. But sadly looks like this is to hard for our boys in blue to work out.
Hi everyone glad to see the old ladies are ok. Just wondered why it is nowadays that police always seem to do an overkill by closing such a major road? I could fully understand this had someone been killed or nearly, but for an accident like this surely common sense would prevail? Tip the car back on it's wheels move it to the side and job done. But sadly looks like this is to hard for our boys in blue to work out. civicdriver
  • Score: 11

8:59pm Thu 19 Jun 14

FrusteratedCowYed says...

Unfortunately from the second photo it looks like the silver car that overturned was travelling in lane 1 and didn't realise that the white Mercedes was parked. I suspect they panicked as the black focus was overtaking at the time and the silver car didn't slow down enough, swerved to avoid the merc but clipped it and flipped the car. It looks like a moment of inattention and panic may be to blame. My grandmother did something similar in a car in her 70's and never drove again - lost confidence. I hope everyone makes a full recovery.
Unfortunately from the second photo it looks like the silver car that overturned was travelling in lane 1 and didn't realise that the white Mercedes was parked. I suspect they panicked as the black focus was overtaking at the time and the silver car didn't slow down enough, swerved to avoid the merc but clipped it and flipped the car. It looks like a moment of inattention and panic may be to blame. My grandmother did something similar in a car in her 70's and never drove again - lost confidence. I hope everyone makes a full recovery. FrusteratedCowYed
  • Score: 9

9:50pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Wow2014 says...

I was there and just want to clarify that the dark grey focus was nothing to do with this accident, they were travelling behind the silver focus that collided with a parked car. The driver simply stopped to assist in making sure that the people involved were ok and contact the emergency services
I was there and just want to clarify that the dark grey focus was nothing to do with this accident, they were travelling behind the silver focus that collided with a parked car. The driver simply stopped to assist in making sure that the people involved were ok and contact the emergency services Wow2014
  • Score: 10

10:54pm Thu 19 Jun 14

Michaels9 says...

FrusteratedCowYed wrote:
Unfortunately from the second photo it looks like the silver car that overturned was travelling in lane 1 and didn't realise that the white Mercedes was parked. I suspect they panicked as the black focus was overtaking at the time and the silver car didn't slow down enough, swerved to avoid the merc but clipped it and flipped the car. It looks like a moment of inattention and panic may be to blame. My grandmother did something similar in a car in her 70's and never drove again - lost confidence. I hope everyone makes a full recovery.
The lady in the car behind had nothing to do with the incident, she was just travelling behind and managed to stop! And fortunately she was a nurse and looked after the two ladies so she should be praised and not speculated about
[quote][p][bold]FrusteratedCowYed[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately from the second photo it looks like the silver car that overturned was travelling in lane 1 and didn't realise that the white Mercedes was parked. I suspect they panicked as the black focus was overtaking at the time and the silver car didn't slow down enough, swerved to avoid the merc but clipped it and flipped the car. It looks like a moment of inattention and panic may be to blame. My grandmother did something similar in a car in her 70's and never drove again - lost confidence. I hope everyone makes a full recovery.[/p][/quote]The lady in the car behind had nothing to do with the incident, she was just travelling behind and managed to stop! And fortunately she was a nurse and looked after the two ladies so she should be praised and not speculated about Michaels9
  • Score: 16

1:00am Fri 20 Jun 14

Comment777 says...

Where are all the comments about the driver of the over-turned car.

She was probably speeding

Throw away the key

Lack of concentration

Probably showing off to her friend

etc....
Where are all the comments about the driver of the over-turned car. She was probably speeding Throw away the key Lack of concentration Probably showing off to her friend etc.... Comment777
  • Score: -8

1:03am Fri 20 Jun 14

Comment777 says...

The injured driver should buy a Volvo- It would suck in the parked mercedes and spit it out at the back hence avoiding damaging her own car...

Volvo forever, for life (literally)!
The injured driver should buy a Volvo- It would suck in the parked mercedes and spit it out at the back hence avoiding damaging her own car... Volvo forever, for life (literally)! Comment777
  • Score: -4

5:35am Fri 20 Jun 14

127001 says...

Dazivee wrote:
127001 wrote:
The-Boltonian wrote:
127001 wrote:
Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more.

There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc).

And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.
I agree there is a lack of care from drivers these days, seen and been involved in near misses caused by drivers not checking their mirrors, overtaking on the wrong side of the road, undertaking and plain just not observing traffic.

However, Crompton Way is a 40 mph limit not 30 at that spot with a majority of drivers doing 50+.
yes, you're quite right about it being 40mph around that area (reporter had said the accident was near Asda/Mossbank way which is around half a mile away!).
Terrible reporting by the Bolton news, conflicting locations of the accident, terrible un-proof read piece with shocking grammar.............

.........

127001...........how do you know the majority of drivers do 50 mph plus on Crompton Way? Have you stood there all day with a speed detector and averaged out the speed of all the cars, probably not.......don't judge other people based on your own driving actions you jumped up political correct git!! I suppose your a model driver who has never committed a motoring sin!! Accidents happen, young , old, even experience drivers..........tha

t why we have the emergency services! Car's are designed so that little old ladies, whoever's fault the accident is or how it happened, can get out and walk away!
Hi Davizee,

No, I i generally don't stand there all day at the side of the road monitoring the traffic - I have a full time job and other more important things to be getting on with.

But when I am travelling on the road I see a lot of other drivers who flout the limit and drive like idiots (this is only a small minority though).

I've never been a 'model' driver - when I was younger I made mistakes with my driving and learnt the hard way in some cases - it's just not worth it.

If you want to see bad driving for yourself stand outside the BP petrol station on blackburn road and you'll see for yourself what I mean - 6am onwards for half an hour should suffice.

have a nice day.
[quote][p][bold]Dazivee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]127001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The-Boltonian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]127001[/bold] wrote: Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more. There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc). And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.[/p][/quote]I agree there is a lack of care from drivers these days, seen and been involved in near misses caused by drivers not checking their mirrors, overtaking on the wrong side of the road, undertaking and plain just not observing traffic. However, Crompton Way is a 40 mph limit not 30 at that spot with a majority of drivers doing 50+.[/p][/quote]yes, you're quite right about it being 40mph around that area (reporter had said the accident was near Asda/Mossbank way which is around half a mile away!).[/p][/quote]Terrible reporting by the Bolton news, conflicting locations of the accident, terrible un-proof read piece with shocking grammar............. ......... 127001...........how do you know the majority of drivers do 50 mph plus on Crompton Way? Have you stood there all day with a speed detector and averaged out the speed of all the cars, probably not.......don't judge other people based on your own driving actions you jumped up political correct git!! I suppose your a model driver who has never committed a motoring sin!! Accidents happen, young , old, even experience drivers..........tha t why we have the emergency services! Car's are designed so that little old ladies, whoever's fault the accident is or how it happened, can get out and walk away![/p][/quote]Hi Davizee, No, I i generally don't stand there all day at the side of the road monitoring the traffic - I have a full time job and other more important things to be getting on with. But when I am travelling on the road I see a lot of other drivers who flout the limit and drive like idiots (this is only a small minority though). I've never been a 'model' driver - when I was younger I made mistakes with my driving and learnt the hard way in some cases - it's just not worth it. If you want to see bad driving for yourself stand outside the BP petrol station on blackburn road and you'll see for yourself what I mean - 6am onwards for half an hour should suffice. have a nice day. 127001
  • Score: 5

7:28am Fri 20 Jun 14

JustBecause says...

Volvos.... I would rather walk.
Volvos.... I would rather walk. JustBecause
  • Score: -5

7:56am Fri 20 Jun 14

Rawenergy says...

JustBecause wrote:
Looks to me like she hit the parked Mercedes and the other focus is there because it occupants are helping.

Anyways, all over 65's should be tested every few years, not a full driving test, but some form of test. To be honest, everyone having a 5 year test wouldn't be a bad idea. And earn the government a few quid....
70 + you are required to renew your licence every 3 years where you are tested to ensure your capable of driving. Maybe this should be reduced to 65??
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: Looks to me like she hit the parked Mercedes and the other focus is there because it occupants are helping. Anyways, all over 65's should be tested every few years, not a full driving test, but some form of test. To be honest, everyone having a 5 year test wouldn't be a bad idea. And earn the government a few quid....[/p][/quote]70 + you are required to renew your licence every 3 years where you are tested to ensure your capable of driving. Maybe this should be reduced to 65?? Rawenergy
  • Score: -4

9:08am Fri 20 Jun 14

Comment777 says...

Rawenergy wrote:
JustBecause wrote:
Looks to me like she hit the parked Mercedes and the other focus is there because it occupants are helping.

Anyways, all over 65's should be tested every few years, not a full driving test, but some form of test. To be honest, everyone having a 5 year test wouldn't be a bad idea. And earn the government a few quid....
70 + you are required to renew your licence every 3 years where you are tested to ensure your capable of driving. Maybe this should be reduced to 65??
Nonsense. If you test every five years it should apply to everyone. The 26 year old who turned over his vehicle last week is at least a responsible for his accident as the the lady driver is in the one reported on above
[quote][p][bold]Rawenergy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: Looks to me like she hit the parked Mercedes and the other focus is there because it occupants are helping. Anyways, all over 65's should be tested every few years, not a full driving test, but some form of test. To be honest, everyone having a 5 year test wouldn't be a bad idea. And earn the government a few quid....[/p][/quote]70 + you are required to renew your licence every 3 years where you are tested to ensure your capable of driving. Maybe this should be reduced to 65??[/p][/quote]Nonsense. If you test every five years it should apply to everyone. The 26 year old who turned over his vehicle last week is at least a responsible for his accident as the the lady driver is in the one reported on above Comment777
  • Score: 3

9:09am Fri 20 Jun 14

Comment777 says...

JustBecause wrote:
Volvos.... I would rather walk.
No support for you here. You do not know what you are missing out on!!!
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: Volvos.... I would rather walk.[/p][/quote]No support for you here. You do not know what you are missing out on!!! Comment777
  • Score: 1

9:12am Fri 20 Jun 14

Comment777 says...

JustBecause wrote:
JustBecause wrote:
Looks to me like she hit the parked Mercedes and the other focus is there because it occupants are helping.

Anyways, all over 65's should be tested every few years, not a full driving test, but some form of test. To be honest, everyone having a 5 year test wouldn't be a bad idea. And earn the government a few quid....
The test wouldn't necessarily be a fail or,pass, it would be a point system, and your points would help calculate the insurance.

Therefore if your a crappy driver, your insurance is higher than a good one.

You could get bonus points for having the test more frequently as well.
On the evidence of the driving I see on the UK's roads your system would make insurance financially inaccessible for most of those observed.
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: Looks to me like she hit the parked Mercedes and the other focus is there because it occupants are helping. Anyways, all over 65's should be tested every few years, not a full driving test, but some form of test. To be honest, everyone having a 5 year test wouldn't be a bad idea. And earn the government a few quid....[/p][/quote]The test wouldn't necessarily be a fail or,pass, it would be a point system, and your points would help calculate the insurance. Therefore if your a crappy driver, your insurance is higher than a good one. You could get bonus points for having the test more frequently as well.[/p][/quote]On the evidence of the driving I see on the UK's roads your system would make insurance financially inaccessible for most of those observed. Comment777
  • Score: 2

9:16am Fri 20 Jun 14

Comment777 says...

Comment777 wrote:
Where are all the comments about the driver of the over-turned car.

She was probably speeding

Throw away the key

Lack of concentration

Probably showing off to her friend

etc....
It does bring a smile to my face when I see my comment negativised. It only gives me more confidence in my poor opinion of those who read it. The lack of intelligence and understanding is beyond belief
[quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: Where are all the comments about the driver of the over-turned car. She was probably speeding Throw away the key Lack of concentration Probably showing off to her friend etc....[/p][/quote]It does bring a smile to my face when I see my comment negativised. It only gives me more confidence in my poor opinion of those who read it. The lack of intelligence and understanding is beyond belief Comment777
  • Score: -5

11:29am Fri 20 Jun 14

atlas123 says...

Comment777 wrote:
Comment777 wrote:
Where are all the comments about the driver of the over-turned car.

She was probably speeding

Throw away the key

Lack of concentration

Probably showing off to her friend

etc....
It does bring a smile to my face when I see my comment negativised. It only gives me more confidence in my poor opinion of those who read it. The lack of intelligence and understanding is beyond belief
LOL

"Probably showing off to her friend"

Look Mavis, Ive got my new rollers in! :-)
[quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: Where are all the comments about the driver of the over-turned car. She was probably speeding Throw away the key Lack of concentration Probably showing off to her friend etc....[/p][/quote]It does bring a smile to my face when I see my comment negativised. It only gives me more confidence in my poor opinion of those who read it. The lack of intelligence and understanding is beyond belief[/p][/quote]LOL "Probably showing off to her friend" Look Mavis, Ive got my new rollers in! :-) atlas123
  • Score: 11

12:46pm Fri 20 Jun 14

The-Boltonian says...

Dazivee wrote:
127001 wrote:
The-Boltonian wrote:
127001 wrote:
Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more.

There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc).

And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.
I agree there is a lack of care from drivers these days, seen and been involved in near misses caused by drivers not checking their mirrors, overtaking on the wrong side of the road, undertaking and plain just not observing traffic.

However, Crompton Way is a 40 mph limit not 30 at that spot with a majority of drivers doing 50+.
yes, you're quite right about it being 40mph around that area (reporter had said the accident was near Asda/Mossbank way which is around half a mile away!).
Terrible reporting by the Bolton news, conflicting locations of the accident, terrible un-proof read piece with shocking grammar.............

.........

127001...........how do you know the majority of drivers do 50 mph plus on Crompton Way? Have you stood there all day with a speed detector and averaged out the speed of all the cars, probably not.......don't judge other people based on your own driving actions you jumped up political correct git!! I suppose your a model driver who has never committed a motoring sin!! Accidents happen, young , old, even experience drivers..........tha

t why we have the emergency services! Car's are designed so that little old ladies, whoever's fault the accident is or how it happened, can get out and walk away!
As with the other respondant, I also have had misshaps whilst driving through my own fault through speeding etc.

I now try to do the speed limit and have an onboard camera that records the outside and inside of my vehicle.

Over the past few years, I have observed many many cars tailgaiting and overtaking at a high speed which I can inteligently guess is over 50mph.

As for a majority, as an ex professional driver, I can say from observation alone that there are more drivers speeding at that point of the road than are not.
[quote][p][bold]Dazivee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]127001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The-Boltonian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]127001[/bold] wrote: Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more. There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc). And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.[/p][/quote]I agree there is a lack of care from drivers these days, seen and been involved in near misses caused by drivers not checking their mirrors, overtaking on the wrong side of the road, undertaking and plain just not observing traffic. However, Crompton Way is a 40 mph limit not 30 at that spot with a majority of drivers doing 50+.[/p][/quote]yes, you're quite right about it being 40mph around that area (reporter had said the accident was near Asda/Mossbank way which is around half a mile away!).[/p][/quote]Terrible reporting by the Bolton news, conflicting locations of the accident, terrible un-proof read piece with shocking grammar............. ......... 127001...........how do you know the majority of drivers do 50 mph plus on Crompton Way? Have you stood there all day with a speed detector and averaged out the speed of all the cars, probably not.......don't judge other people based on your own driving actions you jumped up political correct git!! I suppose your a model driver who has never committed a motoring sin!! Accidents happen, young , old, even experience drivers..........tha t why we have the emergency services! Car's are designed so that little old ladies, whoever's fault the accident is or how it happened, can get out and walk away![/p][/quote]As with the other respondant, I also have had misshaps whilst driving through my own fault through speeding etc. I now try to do the speed limit and have an onboard camera that records the outside and inside of my vehicle. Over the past few years, I have observed many many cars tailgaiting and overtaking at a high speed which I can inteligently guess is over 50mph. As for a majority, as an ex professional driver, I can say from observation alone that there are more drivers speeding at that point of the road than are not. The-Boltonian
  • Score: 3

2:47pm Fri 20 Jun 14

albertmodley says...

Rawenergy wrote:
JustBecause wrote:
Looks to me like she hit the parked Mercedes and the other focus is there because it occupants are helping.

Anyways, all over 65's should be tested every few years, not a full driving test, but some form of test. To be honest, everyone having a 5 year test wouldn't be a bad idea. And earn the government a few quid....
70 + you are required to renew your licence every 3 years where you are tested to ensure your capable of driving. Maybe this should be reduced to 65??
Sorry thats wrong.You are requred to renew your licence by signing a declaration of fitness to drive, not had epilepsy,not been advised by a doctor not to drive etc.Effectively its self certification, no test, no theory paper etc.
I would do away with the driving test, i think, altogether, and replace it with a general intelligence test, in Englush only.Would get rid of at least 50% of the drivers on the road, ease congestion problems, keep the greens happy and oh , so much more.
Great idea!(Only joking, -well just a bit)
[quote][p][bold]Rawenergy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: Looks to me like she hit the parked Mercedes and the other focus is there because it occupants are helping. Anyways, all over 65's should be tested every few years, not a full driving test, but some form of test. To be honest, everyone having a 5 year test wouldn't be a bad idea. And earn the government a few quid....[/p][/quote]70 + you are required to renew your licence every 3 years where you are tested to ensure your capable of driving. Maybe this should be reduced to 65??[/p][/quote]Sorry thats wrong.You are requred to renew your licence by signing a declaration of fitness to drive, not had epilepsy,not been advised by a doctor not to drive etc.Effectively its self certification, no test, no theory paper etc. I would do away with the driving test, i think, altogether, and replace it with a general intelligence test, in Englush only.Would get rid of at least 50% of the drivers on the road, ease congestion problems, keep the greens happy and oh , so much more. Great idea!(Only joking, -well just a bit) albertmodley
  • Score: 4

7:22pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Comment777 says...

The-Boltonian wrote:
Dazivee wrote:
127001 wrote:
The-Boltonian wrote:
127001 wrote:
Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more.

There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc).

And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.
I agree there is a lack of care from drivers these days, seen and been involved in near misses caused by drivers not checking their mirrors, overtaking on the wrong side of the road, undertaking and plain just not observing traffic.

However, Crompton Way is a 40 mph limit not 30 at that spot with a majority of drivers doing 50+.
yes, you're quite right about it being 40mph around that area (reporter had said the accident was near Asda/Mossbank way which is around half a mile away!).
Terrible reporting by the Bolton news, conflicting locations of the accident, terrible un-proof read piece with shocking grammar.............


.........

127001...........how do you know the majority of drivers do 50 mph plus on Crompton Way? Have you stood there all day with a speed detector and averaged out the speed of all the cars, probably not.......don't judge other people based on your own driving actions you jumped up political correct git!! I suppose your a model driver who has never committed a motoring sin!! Accidents happen, young , old, even experience drivers..........tha


t why we have the emergency services! Car's are designed so that little old ladies, whoever's fault the accident is or how it happened, can get out and walk away!
As with the other respondant, I also have had misshaps whilst driving through my own fault through speeding etc.

I now try to do the speed limit and have an onboard camera that records the outside and inside of my vehicle.

Over the past few years, I have observed many many cars tailgaiting and overtaking at a high speed which I can inteligently guess is over 50mph.

As for a majority, as an ex professional driver, I can say from observation alone that there are more drivers speeding at that point of the road than are not.
Out of interest what make and model of camera are you using and what is the technical specification?

Genuinely interested as the market is saturated with cameras across a wide price range.
[quote][p][bold]The-Boltonian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dazivee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]127001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The-Boltonian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]127001[/bold] wrote: Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more. There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc). And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.[/p][/quote]I agree there is a lack of care from drivers these days, seen and been involved in near misses caused by drivers not checking their mirrors, overtaking on the wrong side of the road, undertaking and plain just not observing traffic. However, Crompton Way is a 40 mph limit not 30 at that spot with a majority of drivers doing 50+.[/p][/quote]yes, you're quite right about it being 40mph around that area (reporter had said the accident was near Asda/Mossbank way which is around half a mile away!).[/p][/quote]Terrible reporting by the Bolton news, conflicting locations of the accident, terrible un-proof read piece with shocking grammar............. ......... 127001...........how do you know the majority of drivers do 50 mph plus on Crompton Way? Have you stood there all day with a speed detector and averaged out the speed of all the cars, probably not.......don't judge other people based on your own driving actions you jumped up political correct git!! I suppose your a model driver who has never committed a motoring sin!! Accidents happen, young , old, even experience drivers..........tha t why we have the emergency services! Car's are designed so that little old ladies, whoever's fault the accident is or how it happened, can get out and walk away![/p][/quote]As with the other respondant, I also have had misshaps whilst driving through my own fault through speeding etc. I now try to do the speed limit and have an onboard camera that records the outside and inside of my vehicle. Over the past few years, I have observed many many cars tailgaiting and overtaking at a high speed which I can inteligently guess is over 50mph. As for a majority, as an ex professional driver, I can say from observation alone that there are more drivers speeding at that point of the road than are not.[/p][/quote]Out of interest what make and model of camera are you using and what is the technical specification? Genuinely interested as the market is saturated with cameras across a wide price range. Comment777
  • Score: 1

9:39pm Fri 20 Jun 14

macauley says...

JustBecause wrote:
Volvos.... I would rather walk.
go on then walk now.
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: Volvos.... I would rather walk.[/p][/quote]go on then walk now. macauley
  • Score: 0

1:51pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Dazivee says...

127001 wrote:
Dazivee wrote:
127001 wrote:
The-Boltonian wrote:
127001 wrote:
Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more.

There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc).

And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.
I agree there is a lack of care from drivers these days, seen and been involved in near misses caused by drivers not checking their mirrors, overtaking on the wrong side of the road, undertaking and plain just not observing traffic.

However, Crompton Way is a 40 mph limit not 30 at that spot with a majority of drivers doing 50+.
yes, you're quite right about it being 40mph around that area (reporter had said the accident was near Asda/Mossbank way which is around half a mile away!).
Terrible reporting by the Bolton news, conflicting locations of the accident, terrible un-proof read piece with shocking grammar.............


.........

127001...........how do you know the majority of drivers do 50 mph plus on Crompton Way? Have you stood there all day with a speed detector and averaged out the speed of all the cars, probably not.......don't judge other people based on your own driving actions you jumped up political correct git!! I suppose your a model driver who has never committed a motoring sin!! Accidents happen, young , old, even experience drivers..........tha


t why we have the emergency services! Car's are designed so that little old ladies, whoever's fault the accident is or how it happened, can get out and walk away!
Hi Davizee,

No, I i generally don't stand there all day at the side of the road monitoring the traffic - I have a full time job and other more important things to be getting on with.

But when I am travelling on the road I see a lot of other drivers who flout the limit and drive like idiots (this is only a small minority though).

I've never been a 'model' driver - when I was younger I made mistakes with my driving and learnt the hard way in some cases - it's just not worth it.

If you want to see bad driving for yourself stand outside the BP petrol station on blackburn road and you'll see for yourself what I mean - 6am onwards for half an hour should suffice.

have a nice day.
I too have a very full time job, running my own business............
I drive over 30000 miles year, I don't need to stand on the road at 6am to watch traffic, I see bad driving all the time too, but even safe drivers have accidents...........
.... if you had offered these facts in your first comment rather than guessing how people had driven to cause an accident, I maybe would have agreed with your comment
[quote][p][bold]127001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dazivee[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]127001[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The-Boltonian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]127001[/bold] wrote: Please can we have some kind of Police patrols on the streets sometime soon please? I'm beginning to wonder if there is any point in driving any more. There have been way too many vehicle accidents in and around the town recently - and the standard of driving by a lot of people is atrocious (regular red light jumping, speeding (almost double the limit in some cases) etc). And how someone has managed to overturn a car in a 30mph zone limit is a feat in itself.[/p][/quote]I agree there is a lack of care from drivers these days, seen and been involved in near misses caused by drivers not checking their mirrors, overtaking on the wrong side of the road, undertaking and plain just not observing traffic. However, Crompton Way is a 40 mph limit not 30 at that spot with a majority of drivers doing 50+.[/p][/quote]yes, you're quite right about it being 40mph around that area (reporter had said the accident was near Asda/Mossbank way which is around half a mile away!).[/p][/quote]Terrible reporting by the Bolton news, conflicting locations of the accident, terrible un-proof read piece with shocking grammar............. ......... 127001...........how do you know the majority of drivers do 50 mph plus on Crompton Way? Have you stood there all day with a speed detector and averaged out the speed of all the cars, probably not.......don't judge other people based on your own driving actions you jumped up political correct git!! I suppose your a model driver who has never committed a motoring sin!! Accidents happen, young , old, even experience drivers..........tha t why we have the emergency services! Car's are designed so that little old ladies, whoever's fault the accident is or how it happened, can get out and walk away![/p][/quote]Hi Davizee, No, I i generally don't stand there all day at the side of the road monitoring the traffic - I have a full time job and other more important things to be getting on with. But when I am travelling on the road I see a lot of other drivers who flout the limit and drive like idiots (this is only a small minority though). I've never been a 'model' driver - when I was younger I made mistakes with my driving and learnt the hard way in some cases - it's just not worth it. If you want to see bad driving for yourself stand outside the BP petrol station on blackburn road and you'll see for yourself what I mean - 6am onwards for half an hour should suffice. have a nice day.[/p][/quote]I too have a very full time job, running my own business............ I drive over 30000 miles year, I don't need to stand on the road at 6am to watch traffic, I see bad driving all the time too, but even safe drivers have accidents........... .... if you had offered these facts in your first comment rather than guessing how people had driven to cause an accident, I maybe would have agreed with your comment Dazivee
  • Score: 0

10:41pm Sat 21 Jun 14

xrayman says...

Comment777 wrote:
Where are all the comments about the driver of the over-turned car.

She was probably speeding

Throw away the key

Lack of concentration

Probably showing off to her friend

etc....
Thank you for the laugh - showing off :) hahaha. If only :)
[quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: Where are all the comments about the driver of the over-turned car. She was probably speeding Throw away the key Lack of concentration Probably showing off to her friend etc....[/p][/quote]Thank you for the laugh - showing off :) hahaha. If only :) xrayman
  • Score: 0

9:34pm Tue 24 Jun 14

macauley says...

glad i dont live in farnworth.
glad i dont live in farnworth. macauley
  • Score: -1

6:06pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Ilovebolton says...

NO comment section on rapist or murderer but BOLTON NEWS PLAYING select comments game. SHAME ON BOLTON NEWS.
NO comment section on rapist or murderer but BOLTON NEWS PLAYING select comments game. SHAME ON BOLTON NEWS. Ilovebolton
  • Score: 0

6:08pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Ilovebolton says...

Hope nobody hurt, probably got dazzled by the suns reflection
Hope nobody hurt, probably got dazzled by the suns reflection Ilovebolton
  • Score: -1

6:09pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Ilovebolton says...

xrayman wrote:
Comment777 wrote:
Where are all the comments about the driver of the over-turned car.

She was probably speeding

Throw away the key

Lack of concentration

Probably showing off to her friend

etc....
Thank you for the laugh - showing off :) hahaha. If only :)
you mean all the trolls commenting on asian drivers.
[quote][p][bold]xrayman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: Where are all the comments about the driver of the over-turned car. She was probably speeding Throw away the key Lack of concentration Probably showing off to her friend etc....[/p][/quote]Thank you for the laugh - showing off :) hahaha. If only :)[/p][/quote]you mean all the trolls commenting on asian drivers. Ilovebolton
  • Score: -1

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