Biker from East Lancashire killed near Darwen

Biker from East Lancashire killed near Darwen

Biker from East Lancashire killed near Darwen

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A MOTORCYCLIST was killed in a crash on the A666 out of Darwen last night.

The man, said to be from East Lancashire and in his 30s, was travelling towards Egerton on a silver Honda VFR 1200CC, when he was involved in a collision with an Audi A3, just after 4pm.

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The road was closed for a few hours between the Stones Bank Road junction and Cox Green Road, opposite the Ciao Baby restaurant, causing major delays for drivers.

The Audi driver was said to be shaken and went to hospital with minor injuries Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact them on 101.

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9:47pm Wed 20 Aug 14

CapitaBackHander says...

Sorry to hear.
Please don't start the this road is dangerous nonsense.
Sorry to hear. Please don't start the this road is dangerous nonsense. CapitaBackHander
  • Score: 31

9:26am Thu 21 Aug 14

Rovers.1875 says...

CapitaBackHander wrote:
Sorry to hear.
Please don't start the this road is dangerous nonsense.
Nope, just motorbikes are dangerous.... Regardless of how safe you are!! If someone t-bones you, maybe doesn't see you and pulls out (which happened to me the last time I rode a motorbike 10 years ago), oil/diesel spill on a dangerous bend or just a wet manhole cover... Just a few things that even a safe rider could end up being killed from, mainly in my eyes from having hardly anything around you to protect you on impact.

I understand the thrill of riding, ease of use in traffic, money saved on petrol/tax etc... But for me, the danger of other drivers/factors on the road is too much of a risk
[quote][p][bold]CapitaBackHander[/bold] wrote: Sorry to hear. Please don't start the this road is dangerous nonsense.[/p][/quote]Nope, just motorbikes are dangerous.... Regardless of how safe you are!! If someone t-bones you, maybe doesn't see you and pulls out (which happened to me the last time I rode a motorbike 10 years ago), oil/diesel spill on a dangerous bend or just a wet manhole cover... Just a few things that even a safe rider could end up being killed from, mainly in my eyes from having hardly anything around you to protect you on impact. I understand the thrill of riding, ease of use in traffic, money saved on petrol/tax etc... But for me, the danger of other drivers/factors on the road is too much of a risk Rovers.1875
  • Score: 17

9:38am Thu 21 Aug 14

Sister Wendy says...

It's not the road that's dangerous....speakin
g from experience, it's the motorists. Yes, I know there those who ride dangerously...just as some motorists drive dangerously but but we've been 'almost taken out' by far more car drivers than motorcyclists!
It's not the road that's dangerous....speakin g from experience, it's the motorists. Yes, I know there those who ride dangerously...just as some motorists drive dangerously but but we've been 'almost taken out' by far more car drivers than motorcyclists! Sister Wendy
  • Score: 13

1:20pm Thu 21 Aug 14

noddy57 says...

Accidents happen everyday and the statistics have shown over the decades that you are far more likely to die on a motorbike than any other form of transport and it does not matter how good a rider you are. A local bike enthusiast who was 72 years of age never as much as fell off his bike from the age of 17 but he was killed by a single Decker bus that failed to see him.RIP young man.
Accidents happen everyday and the statistics have shown over the decades that you are far more likely to die on a motorbike than any other form of transport and it does not matter how good a rider you are. A local bike enthusiast who was 72 years of age never as much as fell off his bike from the age of 17 but he was killed by a single Decker bus that failed to see him.RIP young man. noddy57
  • Score: 2

7:11pm Thu 21 Aug 14

CapitaBackHander says...

Did this happen on the bend at dogging lane? As soon as the tree were cut down they should have put sharp deviation signs - tree line showed the road bent, well it did to good drivers.
The bend and entrance to dogging lane are actually dangerous but the council have never looked at that.
Did this happen on the bend at dogging lane? As soon as the tree were cut down they should have put sharp deviation signs - tree line showed the road bent, well it did to good drivers. The bend and entrance to dogging lane are actually dangerous but the council have never looked at that. CapitaBackHander
  • Score: 2

7:33pm Thu 21 Aug 14

forever blue and white says...

CapitaBackHander wrote:
Did this happen on the bend at dogging lane? As soon as the tree were cut down they should have put sharp deviation signs - tree line showed the road bent, well it did to good drivers.
The bend and entrance to dogging lane are actually dangerous but the council have never looked at that.
I didn't actually see the accident happen but I saw the immediate aftermath and I would suggest that is exactly what happened. Thoughts are with the lads family. Very sad.
[quote][p][bold]CapitaBackHander[/bold] wrote: Did this happen on the bend at dogging lane? As soon as the tree were cut down they should have put sharp deviation signs - tree line showed the road bent, well it did to good drivers. The bend and entrance to dogging lane are actually dangerous but the council have never looked at that.[/p][/quote]I didn't actually see the accident happen but I saw the immediate aftermath and I would suggest that is exactly what happened. Thoughts are with the lads family. Very sad. forever blue and white
  • Score: 2

7:36pm Thu 21 Aug 14

blackburne67 says...

Sometimes you know, nobody is to blame.Sometimes is just misadventure or human error, poor Judgement.Sad fact of life but what can you do. :(
Sometimes you know, nobody is to blame.Sometimes is just misadventure or human error, poor Judgement.Sad fact of life but what can you do. :( blackburne67
  • Score: 3
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