UPDATED: Man dies in motorbike crash on A666 near Egerton

The Audi car involved in the crash

The Audi car involved in the crash

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A MOTORCYCLIST has been killed in a road crash near Egerton.

The accident happened at about 4pm on Wednesday night, when an Audi A3 car crashed into a silver Honda VFR 1200CC motorbike in Blackburn Road.

It lead to a lengthy closure of the road between the Stones Bank Road junction and Cox Green Road.

A Lancashire Police spokesman confirmed at just before 9pm that a man died as a result of the crash.

It is understood the man was in his 30s and from East Lancashire.

He had been travelling toward Egerton when the crash happened near the Ciao Baby restaurant.

The Audi driver was said to be shaken and went to hospital with minor injuries 

A staff member at Ciao Baby said at about 6pm: “There has been static traffic outside and they have been there since just after 4pm.

“No one can get through. There was a crash but no one knows how bad it is.”

The North West Air Ambulance was called to the scene just after 4pm.

Police officers worked throughout the evening at the scene.

The crash caused major delays for rush hour motorists travelling in both directions, and the road was still closed at 9pm.

Bus company Transdev said its number one service from Darwen to Bolton would turn around at Darwen Cemetery.

The incident has come just a day after another serious crash in nearby Belmont, in which two women were taken to hospital.

The crash happened at about 8.30am on Tuesday when a Vauxhall Astra tried to overtake a car but was met by an oncoming vehicle.

The Vauxhall smashed into a tree before spinning down an embankment and hitting another tree.

Anyone with information on either crash is asked to contact police on 101.

 

 

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7:44pm Wed 20 Aug 14

bwfc0210 says...

Sounds tragic, hope all parties are OK but it has to be said, noone twice and terminating at the cemetery?
Sounds tragic, hope all parties are OK but it has to be said, noone twice and terminating at the cemetery? bwfc0210
  • Score: -34

10:42pm Wed 20 Aug 14

bandit14 says...

A666 notoriousely unlucky road, claimed many lives over the years, being a biker myself ,i know how dangerous the roads are, r i p to the bike rider
A666 notoriousely unlucky road, claimed many lives over the years, being a biker myself ,i know how dangerous the roads are, r i p to the bike rider bandit14
  • Score: 26

11:43pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Citizen Cane says...

About 1 in 30 vehicles are motorbikes. About 1 in 5 road deaths are bikers. Let's be careful out there.
About 1 in 30 vehicles are motorbikes. About 1 in 5 road deaths are bikers. Let's be careful out there. Citizen Cane
  • Score: 15

7:40am Thu 21 Aug 14

Don Kiddick says...

bandit14 wrote:
A666 notoriousely unlucky road, claimed many lives over the years, being a biker myself ,i know how dangerous the roads are, r i p to the bike rider
The are no lucky or unlucky roads, there are no safe or unsafe roads - there are just people taking risks with their own and other peoples lives.
[quote][p][bold]bandit14[/bold] wrote: A666 notoriousely unlucky road, claimed many lives over the years, being a biker myself ,i know how dangerous the roads are, r i p to the bike rider[/p][/quote]The are no lucky or unlucky roads, there are no safe or unsafe roads - there are just people taking risks with their own and other peoples lives. Don Kiddick
  • Score: 23

8:54am Thu 21 Aug 14

MalcM59 says...

Don Kiddick wrote:
bandit14 wrote: A666 notoriousely unlucky road, claimed many lives over the years, being a biker myself ,i know how dangerous the roads are, r i p to the bike rider
The are no lucky or unlucky roads, there are no safe or unsafe roads - there are just people taking risks with their own and other peoples lives.
Fair point, however looking at the picture, it looks like the accident happened at the junction on a blind bend (No more blind camber jokes, please !) in the middle of the moors - Very bad spot - I had a near miss there years ago with somebody turning right off the main road cutting in front of me. Logically there is no need for that bend to be there, other than the ancient bridleway that preceded the road probably had to make it's way around the boundary of somebody's field. The road layout should be remodelled and straightened out, but then of course somebody will have to pay for it. What price this poor bloke's life (and many others ?)
[quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bandit14[/bold] wrote: A666 notoriousely unlucky road, claimed many lives over the years, being a biker myself ,i know how dangerous the roads are, r i p to the bike rider[/p][/quote]The are no lucky or unlucky roads, there are no safe or unsafe roads - there are just people taking risks with their own and other peoples lives.[/p][/quote]Fair point, however looking at the picture, it looks like the accident happened at the junction on a blind bend (No more blind camber jokes, please !) in the middle of the moors - Very bad spot - I had a near miss there years ago with somebody turning right off the main road cutting in front of me. Logically there is no need for that bend to be there, other than the ancient bridleway that preceded the road probably had to make it's way around the boundary of somebody's field. The road layout should be remodelled and straightened out, but then of course somebody will have to pay for it. What price this poor bloke's life (and many others ?) MalcM59
  • Score: 11

9:17am Thu 21 Aug 14

Regulatory Man says...

Sadly that bend is and always will be an accident blackspot due to the ignorance of drivers who don't adhere to the speed limit or the fact they are approaching a blind bend or indeed that a vehicle might well be turning, as others point out.

I live very close to this and see it almost daily on that stretch of road - Many impatient, couldn't care less drivers who think its okay to drive outrageously and might I point out illegally. But then they know the chances of getting caught by the Police are about the same as Bolton Council making a half decent decision on anything.

Yet another poor motorist dead as a result and a family no doubt left devastated. What price arrogance, ignorance, impatience, stupidity, urgency and indeed poor driving standards, eh.

And I'm no saint on the road - I'm as bad as the next person at times but this has made me think, at last.

No one is invincible.

My condolences to the deceased riders family.
Sadly that bend is and always will be an accident blackspot due to the ignorance of drivers who don't adhere to the speed limit or the fact they are approaching a blind bend or indeed that a vehicle might well be turning, as others point out. I live very close to this and see it almost daily on that stretch of road - Many impatient, couldn't care less drivers who think its okay to drive outrageously and might I point out illegally. But then they know the chances of getting caught by the Police are about the same as Bolton Council making a half decent decision on anything. Yet another poor motorist dead as a result and a family no doubt left devastated. What price arrogance, ignorance, impatience, stupidity, urgency and indeed poor driving standards, eh. And I'm no saint on the road - I'm as bad as the next person at times but this has made me think, at last. No one is invincible. My condolences to the deceased riders family. Regulatory Man
  • Score: 6

9:20am Thu 21 Aug 14

Ernagy2 says...

MalcM59 wrote:
Don Kiddick wrote:
bandit14 wrote: A666 notoriousely unlucky road, claimed many lives over the years, being a biker myself ,i know how dangerous the roads are, r i p to the bike rider
The are no lucky or unlucky roads, there are no safe or unsafe roads - there are just people taking risks with their own and other peoples lives.
Fair point, however looking at the picture, it looks like the accident happened at the junction on a blind bend (No more blind camber jokes, please !) in the middle of the moors - Very bad spot - I had a near miss there years ago with somebody turning right off the main road cutting in front of me. Logically there is no need for that bend to be there, other than the ancient bridleway that preceded the road probably had to make it's way around the boundary of somebody's field. The road layout should be remodelled and straightened out, but then of course somebody will have to pay for it. What price this poor bloke's life (and many others ?)
I agree. There are some very difficult junctions around there, no matter how careful you are, you can still have an accident on roads, particularly when they are not designed very well. Present lay out is worse then the original layout around there.

It would help if the 40 mph speed limit was taken further back. It's very difficult to get out of any of those junctions when traffic is busy and the country road between that junction and Belmont is full of blind corners, which some motorists are oblivious to.

RIP to the biker and deepest sympathies to his family.
[quote][p][bold]MalcM59[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bandit14[/bold] wrote: A666 notoriousely unlucky road, claimed many lives over the years, being a biker myself ,i know how dangerous the roads are, r i p to the bike rider[/p][/quote]The are no lucky or unlucky roads, there are no safe or unsafe roads - there are just people taking risks with their own and other peoples lives.[/p][/quote]Fair point, however looking at the picture, it looks like the accident happened at the junction on a blind bend (No more blind camber jokes, please !) in the middle of the moors - Very bad spot - I had a near miss there years ago with somebody turning right off the main road cutting in front of me. Logically there is no need for that bend to be there, other than the ancient bridleway that preceded the road probably had to make it's way around the boundary of somebody's field. The road layout should be remodelled and straightened out, but then of course somebody will have to pay for it. What price this poor bloke's life (and many others ?)[/p][/quote]I agree. There are some very difficult junctions around there, no matter how careful you are, you can still have an accident on roads, particularly when they are not designed very well. Present lay out is worse then the original layout around there. It would help if the 40 mph speed limit was taken further back. It's very difficult to get out of any of those junctions when traffic is busy and the country road between that junction and Belmont is full of blind corners, which some motorists are oblivious to. RIP to the biker and deepest sympathies to his family. Ernagy2
  • Score: 3

9:36am Thu 21 Aug 14

giff2010 says...

Rip to the rider and family.. Something needs to be done about that road, there's always dirty men turning around in the road just to go back down gayboy alley it's sick! How many more innocent motorists killed.
Rip to the rider and family.. Something needs to be done about that road, there's always dirty men turning around in the road just to go back down gayboy alley it's sick! How many more innocent motorists killed. giff2010
  • Score: -9

9:50am Thu 21 Aug 14

MarkAllRead says...

Don Kiddick wrote:
bandit14 wrote:
A666 notoriousely unlucky road, claimed many lives over the years, being a biker myself ,i know how dangerous the roads are, r i p to the bike rider
The are no lucky or unlucky roads, there are no safe or unsafe roads - there are just people taking risks with their own and other peoples lives.
Of course there are roads that are safer than others, what are you talking about?
[quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bandit14[/bold] wrote: A666 notoriousely unlucky road, claimed many lives over the years, being a biker myself ,i know how dangerous the roads are, r i p to the bike rider[/p][/quote]The are no lucky or unlucky roads, there are no safe or unsafe roads - there are just people taking risks with their own and other peoples lives.[/p][/quote]Of course there are roads that are safer than others, what are you talking about? MarkAllRead
  • Score: -2

12:34pm Thu 21 Aug 14

nigella farrage says...

Not foten I agree with Don Kiddick but with this I do.

All roads are as safe as each other it is the users that make the rpoblems.

I don't know who is at fault here, and to be fair I don't really want to know. The Debils HIghway takes another life.

I use that road everyday and teh number of road users I see that either breaking the speed limit on that corner or they cross the road at such speed with due care to get into that junction, or come from that junction without looking.

Again it is not teh fault of the road but the road users.
Not foten I agree with Don Kiddick but with this I do. All roads are as safe as each other it is the users that make the rpoblems. I don't know who is at fault here, and to be fair I don't really want to know. The Debils HIghway takes another life. I use that road everyday and teh number of road users I see that either breaking the speed limit on that corner or they cross the road at such speed with due care to get into that junction, or come from that junction without looking. Again it is not teh fault of the road but the road users. nigella farrage
  • Score: -1
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