Car flips onto its roof after 'deer runs into road' in Bromley Cross

The Bolton News: The bridge where the car flipped onto its back The bridge where the car flipped onto its back

A driver claims he flipped his car onto its roof after swerving to avoid a deer that ran out in the road in Bromley Cross.

Police and fire crews were called to the scene after the car overturned in Darwen Road just after 7.15pm.

The incident happened at the railway bridge where Darwen Road meets Chapeltown Road.

The driver told police that a deer had run out into the road in front of the car, causing him to swerve and flip the car onto its roof.

The male driver and male passenger were unharmed in the incident, but the car was severely damaged.

Worried onlookers called the fire service because they thought that the vehicle was smoking, but when crews arrived they found it was just steam from the car's burst radiator.

The road was closed from about 7.30pm but reopened later.


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9:03pm Mon 30 Dec 13

atlas123 says...

A deer do for someone!
A deer do for someone! atlas123

9:36pm Mon 30 Dec 13

steveG says...

Tall story.
Tall story. steveG

9:41pm Mon 30 Dec 13

oftbewildered2 says...

what a shock - and it could have been so much worse. Glad the men are okay
what a shock - and it could have been so much worse. Glad the men are okay oftbewildered2

9:41pm Mon 30 Dec 13

tinypet says...

Hows the deer? hopefully not making its way to the chinese's curry dish lol
everybodys ok that the main thing,
Hows the deer? hopefully not making its way to the chinese's curry dish lol everybodys ok that the main thing, tinypet

11:50pm Mon 30 Dec 13

HellBunny says...

Did anyone witness the deer running into the road? Never heard of deers up this way, over the tops yes but not on darwen road. Well known for lads tear arsing down the road and losing it on the bend.
Did anyone witness the deer running into the road? Never heard of deers up this way, over the tops yes but not on darwen road. Well known for lads tear arsing down the road and losing it on the bend. HellBunny

12:00am Tue 31 Dec 13

MarkAllRead says...

A deer on Turton Road, sure. Are the police really buying this? If they were doing the correct speed, there's no way they would have flipped the car no matter what a deer may or may not have done.
A deer on Turton Road, sure. Are the police really buying this? If they were doing the correct speed, there's no way they would have flipped the car no matter what a deer may or may not have done. MarkAllRead

8:00am Tue 31 Dec 13

Donkey Stone says...

HellBunny wrote:
Did anyone witness the deer running into the road? Never heard of deers up this way, over the tops yes but not on darwen road. Well known for lads tear arsing down the road and losing it on the bend.
I had a near miss with a dear on this same stretch of road about 9 months ago, no damage to car or beast, just a sudden need for a change of undies.
[quote][p][bold]HellBunny[/bold] wrote: Did anyone witness the deer running into the road? Never heard of deers up this way, over the tops yes but not on darwen road. Well known for lads tear arsing down the road and losing it on the bend.[/p][/quote]I had a near miss with a dear on this same stretch of road about 9 months ago, no damage to car or beast, just a sudden need for a change of undies. Donkey Stone

10:50am Tue 31 Dec 13

TDK123 says...

I was jogging past here last nite.the car was already on its roof with a police vehicle either side of the bridge turning cars round.the purported driver was a young male. I continued up Darwen road where I came upon an out of breath and agitated young male on the corner of Darwen road and Bromley cross road on his mobile proclaiming that the car was f@cked.looked to have run off from the scene to me , rather strange for avoiding a deer.
I was jogging past here last nite.the car was already on its roof with a police vehicle either side of the bridge turning cars round.the purported driver was a young male. I continued up Darwen road where I came upon an out of breath and agitated young male on the corner of Darwen road and Bromley cross road on his mobile proclaiming that the car was f@cked.looked to have run off from the scene to me , rather strange for avoiding a deer. TDK123

10:57am Tue 31 Dec 13

Old Haywardian says...

Deer my arris. I have seen a few old dears around that area, however I have seen many more boy racers on this stretch. BX is full of them. If they were driving anywhere near the 30 mph speed limit, they wouldn't have flipped the car. Drive like a lunatic and it catches up with you eventually.
Deer my arris. I have seen a few old dears around that area, however I have seen many more boy racers on this stretch. BX is full of them. If they were driving anywhere near the 30 mph speed limit, they wouldn't have flipped the car. Drive like a lunatic and it catches up with you eventually. Old Haywardian

11:48am Tue 31 Dec 13

Lancashire always says...

There ARE Deer in Darwen there is a lot of countryside around there I once saw a Deer on Chequerbent roundabout in Westhoughton. Was he really only doing 30mph to flip his car ? Glad he`s ok though could have been tragic.
There ARE Deer in Darwen there is a lot of countryside around there I once saw a Deer on Chequerbent roundabout in Westhoughton. Was he really only doing 30mph to flip his car ? Glad he`s ok though could have been tragic. Lancashire always

11:54am Tue 31 Dec 13

atlas123 says...

MarkAllRead wrote:
A deer on Turton Road, sure. Are the police really buying this? If they were doing the correct speed, there's no way they would have flipped the car no matter what a deer may or may not have done.
Moden cars flip alarmingly easily, especially when given some sideways movement or a kerb to help
[quote][p][bold]MarkAllRead[/bold] wrote: A deer on Turton Road, sure. Are the police really buying this? If they were doing the correct speed, there's no way they would have flipped the car no matter what a deer may or may not have done.[/p][/quote]Moden cars flip alarmingly easily, especially when given some sideways movement or a kerb to help atlas123

11:57am Tue 31 Dec 13

Rugbyleague says...

Lots of deer around here, they live in the Jumbles, Bradshaw Brook and through to Eagley, looks like the car used the diagonal wall next to the railway bridge as a launch platform ala stuntman style.....
Lots of deer around here, they live in the Jumbles, Bradshaw Brook and through to Eagley, looks like the car used the diagonal wall next to the railway bridge as a launch platform ala stuntman style..... Rugbyleague

12:15pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Chrome1 says...

Q. What do you call a blind deer?
A. No eye-deer (No idea.. geggit...uggh move on)

Q. What do you call a blind deer with no legs?
A. STILL no eye-deer (c'mon, that was good).
Q. What do you call a blind deer? A. No eye-deer (No idea.. geggit...uggh move on) Q. What do you call a blind deer with no legs? A. STILL no eye-deer (c'mon, that was good). Chrome1

12:18pm Tue 31 Dec 13

boltonnut says...

Did the deer have a red nose aswell? I guess it could have been worse,it could have been a pink elephant.Hic.
Did the deer have a red nose aswell? I guess it could have been worse,it could have been a pink elephant.Hic. boltonnut

2:50pm Tue 31 Dec 13

The bluetooth. says...

Could have been rudolf.
Could have been rudolf. The bluetooth.

4:52pm Tue 31 Dec 13

boltonbetty says...

A few years ago my son's friend crashed his mum's car on this bend, he told her he swerved to avoid a cat which was a load of tosh but she swallowed the story.
A few years ago my son's friend crashed his mum's car on this bend, he told her he swerved to avoid a cat which was a load of tosh but she swallowed the story. boltonbetty

6:11pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Rememberscarborough says...

If you were lying why say a deer? Dog, cat or even squirrel maybe but a deer wouldn't be the first thing to come to my mind.

Actually came close to hitting a deer a few years ago up in Grimeford Lane near Adlington that popped over an 8ft hedge in front of me took a couple of steps and jumped over a similar hedge the other side. They are around but I'm surprised to see one down there.
If you were lying why say a deer? Dog, cat or even squirrel maybe but a deer wouldn't be the first thing to come to my mind. Actually came close to hitting a deer a few years ago up in Grimeford Lane near Adlington that popped over an 8ft hedge in front of me took a couple of steps and jumped over a similar hedge the other side. They are around but I'm surprised to see one down there. Rememberscarborough

2:08am Wed 1 Jan 14

MarkAllRead says...

Rememberscarborough wrote:
If you were lying why say a deer? Dog, cat or even squirrel maybe but a deer wouldn't be the first thing to come to my mind.

Actually came close to hitting a deer a few years ago up in Grimeford Lane near Adlington that popped over an 8ft hedge in front of me took a couple of steps and jumped over a similar hedge the other side. They are around but I'm surprised to see one down there.
Because you would barely swerve for a cat or certainly a squirrel. They had to claim it was something bigger.
[quote][p][bold]Rememberscarborough[/bold] wrote: If you were lying why say a deer? Dog, cat or even squirrel maybe but a deer wouldn't be the first thing to come to my mind. Actually came close to hitting a deer a few years ago up in Grimeford Lane near Adlington that popped over an 8ft hedge in front of me took a couple of steps and jumped over a similar hedge the other side. They are around but I'm surprised to see one down there.[/p][/quote]Because you would barely swerve for a cat or certainly a squirrel. They had to claim it was something bigger. MarkAllRead

10:43pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Love Bolton says...

There are deer in some surprising places. We saw one a few months ago in "Our Back Field' between Bury Road and Tonge Moor Road.
There are deer in some surprising places. We saw one a few months ago in "Our Back Field' between Bury Road and Tonge Moor Road. Love Bolton

9:43am Fri 3 Jan 14

Darrennz says...

Tracks/Hoof prints where it would be jumping fences near by? More than likely just a load of Bambi.
Tracks/Hoof prints where it would be jumping fences near by? More than likely just a load of Bambi. Darrennz

9:51am Fri 3 Jan 14

Jim271 says...

I've seen deer running across Darwin Road myself as well as deer wandering around Barrow Bridge.

Its more than fesable, if you hit a deer with your car its like hitting a horse
I've seen deer running across Darwin Road myself as well as deer wandering around Barrow Bridge. Its more than fesable, if you hit a deer with your car its like hitting a horse Jim271

2:24pm Sat 4 Jan 14

SleepingThunder says...

All modern cars are supposed to be safer with there ABS,DSG,TCS it is a shame there ESP (extra,sensory,perce
ption) was not working or maybe they was over compensateing for the LSD.
All modern cars are supposed to be safer with there ABS,DSG,TCS it is a shame there ESP (extra,sensory,perce ption) was not working or maybe they was over compensateing for the LSD. SleepingThunder

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