Car plunges down embankment near Belmont

The wrecked car that ended up at the bottom of an embankment after a crash in Belmont Road.

The wrecked car that ended up at the bottom of an embankment after a crash in Belmont Road.

The wrecked car that ended up at the bottom of an embankment after a crash in Belmont Road.

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A CAR plunged down an embankment near Belmont after the driver "tried to overtake another vehicle".

Two women were taken to hospital after their grey Vauxhall Astra Sport crashed in Belmont Road, near Roddlesworth, at about 8.30am today.

A female passenger was taken to Royal Preston Hospital and was treated for hip injuries.

The driver was been taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital with abdominal and back pain. Her injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Firefighters from Bolton Central station attended the scene, along with police, North West Air Ambulance, a technical response unit from Leigh fire station and fire service hazardous area specialists.

The rear of the car was badly damaged after hitting a tree.

Crew manager Phil Dearden, from Bolton Central fire station, said: “The driver was taken out of the car with a stretcher and the passenger was complaining of an injury to her hip.

“North West Air Ambulance and doctors are assisting both casualties.

“The rear of the car was completely squashed up after hitting the tree and there were no other cars involved.

“We were there for about an hour and a half.”

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “We got the call just before 8.30am.

“A vehicle has tried to overtake and has gone down a large embankment.

“The incident took place near Winter Hill, on the Bolton side of Belmont Road.”

Anyone who saw the incident can contact police on 101.

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12:35pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Hough64 says...

That's what happens when you drive like an idiot. No sympathy!!
That's what happens when you drive like an idiot. No sympathy!! Hough64
  • Score: -22

1:04pm Tue 19 Aug 14

andy5747 says...

Hough64 wrote:
That's what happens when you drive like an idiot. No sympathy!!
Is it true that the only exercise you get is jumping to conclusions?
[quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: That's what happens when you drive like an idiot. No sympathy!![/p][/quote]Is it true that the only exercise you get is jumping to conclusions? andy5747
  • Score: -7

1:16pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Hough64 says...

Erm?? Overtaking on that road? Why were they overtaking? Because like all idiots like them they think their journey as far more important than everyone elses. Like I already said, no sympathy!!
Erm?? Overtaking on that road? Why were they overtaking? Because like all idiots like them they think their journey as far more important than everyone elses. Like I already said, no sympathy!! Hough64
  • Score: -14

1:28pm Tue 19 Aug 14

barry g says...

I wouldn't be surprised if it was on a bend or a blind camber in the rd.
I wouldn't be surprised if it was on a bend or a blind camber in the rd. barry g
  • Score: 3

1:38pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Hough64 says...

What on earth is a blind camber?
What on earth is a blind camber? Hough64
  • Score: -27

1:49pm Tue 19 Aug 14

The Running Man says...

Hough64 wrote:
What on earth is a blind camber?
A camber that has been poked in the eye. The Astra took avoiding action as the occupants didn't want to kill a defenceless camber, maybe?
[quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: What on earth is a blind camber?[/p][/quote]A camber that has been poked in the eye. The Astra took avoiding action as the occupants didn't want to kill a defenceless camber, maybe? The Running Man
  • Score: 10

1:51pm Tue 19 Aug 14

The Running Man says...

The Running Man wrote:
Hough64 wrote:
What on earth is a blind camber?
A camber that has been poked in the eye. The Astra took avoiding action as the occupants didn't want to kill a defenceless camber, maybe?
Come on Hough, surely you've heard of the wild Belmont Camber? It's like a feral haggis only with shorter legs.
[quote][p][bold]The Running Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hough64[/bold] wrote: What on earth is a blind camber?[/p][/quote]A camber that has been poked in the eye. The Astra took avoiding action as the occupants didn't want to kill a defenceless camber, maybe?[/p][/quote]Come on Hough, surely you've heard of the wild Belmont Camber? It's like a feral haggis only with shorter legs. The Running Man
  • Score: 24

1:54pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Hough64 says...

Nope, never heard of it. Sorry.
Nope, never heard of it. Sorry. Hough64
  • Score: -36

1:56pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Sydthebudgie says...

I drive that way to work and am not surprised having seen how some people drive like maniacs along that road. I saw a very near miss just last week when some fool doing about 70 was trying to overtake me and hadn't spotted the second car coming the other way. Could very easily have involved me in a nasty accident. Glad I wasn't on the road today.
I drive that way to work and am not surprised having seen how some people drive like maniacs along that road. I saw a very near miss just last week when some fool doing about 70 was trying to overtake me and hadn't spotted the second car coming the other way. Could very easily have involved me in a nasty accident. Glad I wasn't on the road today. Sydthebudgie
  • Score: 30

2:55pm Tue 19 Aug 14

SSMassive says...

I seriously doubt it was camber, blind or sighted, as these have been officially extinct for ten years. Very sad really no more beautiful sight in full bloom
I seriously doubt it was camber, blind or sighted, as these have been officially extinct for ten years. Very sad really no more beautiful sight in full bloom SSMassive
  • Score: -17

3:58pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Hong Kong Fui says...

This road is the 7th most dangerous road in Great Britain... There are very few places to overtake safely and the majority of incidents have occurred due to dangerous overtaking!
This road is the 7th most dangerous road in Great Britain... There are very few places to overtake safely and the majority of incidents have occurred due to dangerous overtaking! Hong Kong Fui
  • Score: 14

4:32pm Tue 19 Aug 14

MalcM59 says...

Bit of T-Cut, it'll be reet !
Joking apart, it is a dangerous road and has always had a history of catching out inexperienced or simply bad reckless drivers. The 50 limit is about right, but rarely enforced.
Bit of T-Cut, it'll be reet ! Joking apart, it is a dangerous road and has always had a history of catching out inexperienced or simply bad reckless drivers. The 50 limit is about right, but rarely enforced. MalcM59
  • Score: 14

5:59pm Tue 19 Aug 14

dameous says...

SSMassive wrote:
I seriously doubt it was camber, blind or sighted, as these have been officially extinct for ten years. Very sad really no more beautiful sight in full bloom
As I understand it, the last Blind Camber in Bolton was shot on moorland close to Winter Hill in 1967. It was stuffed and put on display at Bolton museum, and remained on show up until around 1989. Sadly they no longer have it, but they do still have photographs of it. The images can be viewed in the library on request.
[quote][p][bold]SSMassive[/bold] wrote: I seriously doubt it was camber, blind or sighted, as these have been officially extinct for ten years. Very sad really no more beautiful sight in full bloom[/p][/quote]As I understand it, the last Blind Camber in Bolton was shot on moorland close to Winter Hill in 1967. It was stuffed and put on display at Bolton museum, and remained on show up until around 1989. Sadly they no longer have it, but they do still have photographs of it. The images can be viewed in the library on request. dameous
  • Score: 11

7:15pm Tue 19 Aug 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

dameous wrote:
SSMassive wrote:
I seriously doubt it was camber, blind or sighted, as these have been officially extinct for ten years. Very sad really no more beautiful sight in full bloom
As I understand it, the last Blind Camber in Bolton was shot on moorland close to Winter Hill in 1967. It was stuffed and put on display at Bolton museum, and remained on show up until around 1989. Sadly they no longer have it, but they do still have photographs of it. The images can be viewed in the library on request.
I've heard that, before the last war (WW2), a few migrated on to Darwen Moors, where the grouse shooting parties would occasionally "bag" one of them. No sightings there since the war, apparently.
[quote][p][bold]dameous[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SSMassive[/bold] wrote: I seriously doubt it was camber, blind or sighted, as these have been officially extinct for ten years. Very sad really no more beautiful sight in full bloom[/p][/quote]As I understand it, the last Blind Camber in Bolton was shot on moorland close to Winter Hill in 1967. It was stuffed and put on display at Bolton museum, and remained on show up until around 1989. Sadly they no longer have it, but they do still have photographs of it. The images can be viewed in the library on request.[/p][/quote]I've heard that, before the last war (WW2), a few migrated on to Darwen Moors, where the grouse shooting parties would occasionally "bag" one of them. No sightings there since the war, apparently. Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 10

11:54am Wed 20 Aug 14

tommyteacup says...

Designed by computer, build by robot, driven by woman.
Designed by computer, build by robot, driven by woman. tommyteacup
  • Score: 1

1:58pm Thu 21 Aug 14

lily says...

Just going too fast and without due care and attention
Just going too fast and without due care and attention lily
  • Score: -1

2:01pm Thu 21 Aug 14

lily says...

Just not thinking about other Motorists. Nothing to do with being a woman driver . There are male idiots on the road too!!
Just not thinking about other Motorists. Nothing to do with being a woman driver . There are male idiots on the road too!! lily
  • Score: 0

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