UPDATE: Road re-opened after teenage girl airlifted to hospital following crash

UPDATE: Road re-opened after teenage girl airlifted to hospital following crash

Girl seriously hurt in crash

UPDATE: Road re-opened after teenage girl airlifted to hospital following crash

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A TEENAGE girl has been airlifted to hospital after being seriously hurt in a crash.

The girl, who is thought to be aged 15, is believed to have been walking along Chapeltown Road with her family at about 11am when car mounted the pavement and hit her.

The driver is believed to be an elderly man in his 80s who fell ill at the wheel.

She has been taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary in an air ambulance and is suffering from head injuries.

She is in a serious but stable condition.

Police have closed Chapeltown Road in Bromley Cross from its junction with Darwen Road to Bromley Cross Road.

Officers and paramedics are at the scene.

The road has now re-opened.

Anyone with information should phone the Serious Collision Unit on 0161 856 4741.

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12:01pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Hollieanne says...

Let's hope the young lady is ok and makes a speedy recovery
Let's hope the young lady is ok and makes a speedy recovery Hollieanne
  • Score: 35

12:20pm Sun 20 Apr 14

calleywoo says...

Let's hope everyone is ok
Let's hope everyone is ok calleywoo
  • Score: 31

12:56pm Sun 20 Apr 14

The Righteous One says...

Thoughts go out and hope that she makes a fast and full recovery!
Thoughts go out and hope that she makes a fast and full recovery! The Righteous One
  • Score: 25

1:02pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Harold 1 says...

Very sad .I hope her life isn't permanently blighted by this tragic accident
Very sad .I hope her life isn't permanently blighted by this tragic accident Harold 1
  • Score: 29

2:47pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Janch1 says...

I hope this girl makes a full recovery. Yet again an elderly driver at the wheel. Some of them should not be driving as they are dangerous on the roads. Yes, ok, he fell ill at the wheel but in doing so he could have wiped out an entire family.
I hope this girl makes a full recovery. Yet again an elderly driver at the wheel. Some of them should not be driving as they are dangerous on the roads. Yes, ok, he fell ill at the wheel but in doing so he could have wiped out an entire family. Janch1
  • Score: 6

2:50pm Sun 20 Apr 14

melloj says...

80+ is not an age to be driving!
80+ is not an age to be driving! melloj
  • Score: 1

2:52pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Janch1 says...

melloj wrote:
80+ is not an age to be driving!
I agree!
[quote][p][bold]melloj[/bold] wrote: 80+ is not an age to be driving![/p][/quote]I agree! Janch1
  • Score: -1

3:37pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Comment777 says...

Janch1 wrote:
melloj wrote:
80+ is not an age to be driving!
I agree!
Ageism rife in Bolton and the UK. If potential illness is to be the criterion as to who drives and who does not then everyone should desist from driving until the risks are reduced to zero.

Now count how many persons you know under the age of fifty who have had an accident then the number between 70 and 80 who a have been involved in a collision...you see my point, no?

I hope the young lady and the elderly gentlemen both recover and that the police carry out a thorough investigation. The last point I have deep reservations and doubts about.
[quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]melloj[/bold] wrote: 80+ is not an age to be driving![/p][/quote]I agree![/p][/quote]Ageism rife in Bolton and the UK. If potential illness is to be the criterion as to who drives and who does not then everyone should desist from driving until the risks are reduced to zero. Now count how many persons you know under the age of fifty who have had an accident then the number between 70 and 80 who a have been involved in a collision...you see my point, no? I hope the young lady and the elderly gentlemen both recover and that the police carry out a thorough investigation. The last point I have deep reservations and doubts about. Comment777
  • Score: 10

8:30pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Gill bolton says...

Hope this young girl gets better soon.
Hope this young girl gets better soon. Gill bolton
  • Score: 9

10:14pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Robert2012 says...

80 and still driving...shocking, there reaction times must be considerably slower than that of even a 60 year old and what about their eye sight and hearing...anyone past 70 should be made to retake their test...
80 and still driving...shocking, there reaction times must be considerably slower than that of even a 60 year old and what about their eye sight and hearing...anyone past 70 should be made to retake their test... Robert2012
  • Score: 1

1:57am Mon 21 Apr 14

mr.mark.c says...

Robert2012 wrote:
80 and still driving...shocking, there reaction times must be considerably slower than that of even a 60 year old and what about their eye sight and hearing...anyone past 70 should be made to retake their test...
My mother in law is 88 and said that her BMW is gutless and she misses her Alpha, she still works and drives up and down the country, she even plays football with my teenaged Boys, but think older drivers should have a medical rather than just sign themselves fit every three years.
Ps. she has never crashed a car.
.
I hope the girl involved makes a full recovery.
[quote][p][bold]Robert2012[/bold] wrote: 80 and still driving...shocking, there reaction times must be considerably slower than that of even a 60 year old and what about their eye sight and hearing...anyone past 70 should be made to retake their test...[/p][/quote]My mother in law is 88 and said that her BMW is gutless and she misses her Alpha, she still works and drives up and down the country, she even plays football with my teenaged Boys, but think older drivers should have a medical rather than just sign themselves fit every three years. Ps. she has never crashed a car. . I hope the girl involved makes a full recovery. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 10

11:18am Mon 21 Apr 14

William2701 says...

Janch1 wrote:
I hope this girl makes a full recovery. Yet again an elderly driver at the wheel. Some of them should not be driving as they are dangerous on the roads. Yes, ok, he fell ill at the wheel but in doing so he could have wiped out an entire family.
I happen to know the driver of this car, he is currently seriously ill in hospital having been taken ill at the wheel. i can confirm he was perfectly entitled to be on the road. However you feel the need to make a generalised statement. Anybody of any age can fall ill at anytime.

My thoughts and prayers are with both the driver and the injured girl and her family.
[quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: I hope this girl makes a full recovery. Yet again an elderly driver at the wheel. Some of them should not be driving as they are dangerous on the roads. Yes, ok, he fell ill at the wheel but in doing so he could have wiped out an entire family.[/p][/quote]I happen to know the driver of this car, he is currently seriously ill in hospital having been taken ill at the wheel. i can confirm he was perfectly entitled to be on the road. However you feel the need to make a generalised statement. Anybody of any age can fall ill at anytime. My thoughts and prayers are with both the driver and the injured girl and her family. William2701
  • Score: 7

1:26pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Donkey Stone says...

Robert2012 wrote:
80 and still driving...shocking, there reaction times must be considerably slower than that of even a 60 year old and what about their eye sight and hearing...anyone past 70 should be made to retake their test...
Much better to have young lunatics on the road.
[quote][p][bold]Robert2012[/bold] wrote: 80 and still driving...shocking, there reaction times must be considerably slower than that of even a 60 year old and what about their eye sight and hearing...anyone past 70 should be made to retake their test...[/p][/quote]Much better to have young lunatics on the road. Donkey Stone
  • Score: -2

1:58pm Mon 21 Apr 14

juliemay says...

it is such a tragic shame for the girl and her family, also for the gentleman involved.
but i do think that drivers over 70 should take a road safety test, every 12 months to ensure they are fully able to drive .
my neighbour got a note off his doctor at 70 to say he was fit to drive, but he was almost as blind as a bat. that should not happen, he even reversed on the motorway when he missed his junction.
the roads are not as quiet as they were when this generation started driving. if they cannot keep up with the situation on the roads they should not be driving.
it is such a tragic shame for the girl and her family, also for the gentleman involved. but i do think that drivers over 70 should take a road safety test, every 12 months to ensure they are fully able to drive . my neighbour got a note off his doctor at 70 to say he was fit to drive, but he was almost as blind as a bat. that should not happen, he even reversed on the motorway when he missed his junction. the roads are not as quiet as they were when this generation started driving. if they cannot keep up with the situation on the roads they should not be driving. juliemay
  • Score: 2

2:25pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Janch1 says...

Over the years I have seen elderly drivers go around roundabouts the wrong way, go down one way streets the wrong way, and yes I have witnessed an old driver attempt to reverse on a motorway. I was once sat in my car in a car parking space when an elderly man drove straight into the back of me and then hurled abuse at me even though I had committed no offence and there were witnesses to prove he was in the wrong. Four years ago a neighbour of my friend was killed outright and her daughter seriously injured when a 92 year old man driving a jaguar mounted the pavement into a row of shops and people outside them. He had been approaching the road and pressed the accelerator instead of the brake and drove up onto that pavement like a bat out of hell. Witnesses were taken to hospital with shock as the scene was so horrific. NO they should not be allowed to drive!
Over the years I have seen elderly drivers go around roundabouts the wrong way, go down one way streets the wrong way, and yes I have witnessed an old driver attempt to reverse on a motorway. I was once sat in my car in a car parking space when an elderly man drove straight into the back of me and then hurled abuse at me even though I had committed no offence and there were witnesses to prove he was in the wrong. Four years ago a neighbour of my friend was killed outright and her daughter seriously injured when a 92 year old man driving a jaguar mounted the pavement into a row of shops and people outside them. He had been approaching the road and pressed the accelerator instead of the brake and drove up onto that pavement like a bat out of hell. Witnesses were taken to hospital with shock as the scene was so horrific. NO they should not be allowed to drive! Janch1
  • Score: 3

3:26pm Mon 21 Apr 14

mr.mark.c says...

Janch1 wrote:
Over the years I have seen elderly drivers go around roundabouts the wrong way, go down one way streets the wrong way, and yes I have witnessed an old driver attempt to reverse on a motorway. I was once sat in my car in a car parking space when an elderly man drove straight into the back of me and then hurled abuse at me even though I had committed no offence and there were witnesses to prove he was in the wrong. Four years ago a neighbour of my friend was killed outright and her daughter seriously injured when a 92 year old man driving a jaguar mounted the pavement into a row of shops and people outside them. He had been approaching the road and pressed the accelerator instead of the brake and drove up onto that pavement like a bat out of hell. Witnesses were taken to hospital with shock as the scene was so horrific. NO they should not be allowed to drive!
Nor should 17-25yr olds if you want to put it that way.
[quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: Over the years I have seen elderly drivers go around roundabouts the wrong way, go down one way streets the wrong way, and yes I have witnessed an old driver attempt to reverse on a motorway. I was once sat in my car in a car parking space when an elderly man drove straight into the back of me and then hurled abuse at me even though I had committed no offence and there were witnesses to prove he was in the wrong. Four years ago a neighbour of my friend was killed outright and her daughter seriously injured when a 92 year old man driving a jaguar mounted the pavement into a row of shops and people outside them. He had been approaching the road and pressed the accelerator instead of the brake and drove up onto that pavement like a bat out of hell. Witnesses were taken to hospital with shock as the scene was so horrific. NO they should not be allowed to drive![/p][/quote]Nor should 17-25yr olds if you want to put it that way. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 1

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