UPDATE: Girl, 15, seriously ill with head injuries after she is hit by car

The Bolton News: Girl, 15, seriously ill with head injuries after she was hit by a car Girl, 15, seriously ill with head injuries after she was hit by a car

A TEENAGE girl remains in a serious condition in hospital after she was mown down while out with her family.

Eye-witnesses say the 15-year-old was thrown into the air when she was hit by a car driven by an elderly man who lost control after he became unwell at the wheel.

She was walking with her family in Chapeltown Road, Bromley Cross, at about 10.50am yesterday (SUN) when the car mounted the pavement and hit her.

An air ambulance, which was forced to land in the grounds of nearby Turton High School because of overhead power cables, flew the girl to Manchester Royal Infirmary, where she remains.

She is suffering from head injuries and her condition is described as serious but stable.

Police have said they do not expect her condition to change in the near future.

The driver of the car, a man believed to be in his 80s, was taken to the Royal Bolton Hospital. He too is in a serious but stable condition.

First to arrive at the scene of the accident was Chapeltown Road resident Ray Aspin.

He said: “I pulled up I think about 20 seconds after it happened. Her father told me she had been flung in to the air as a result of the impact of the car.

“She was drifting in and out of consciousness and blood was coming from her head. Her mother, who said she is a nurse, was pleading with her saying ‘stay with us’.


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“The elderly man was just sitting at the wheel and did not appear to realise what had just happened. I offered to help him, but he was just sitting there.”

Up to 10 police cars and two ambulances were at the scene and the section of Chapeltown Road between Bromley Cross railway station and the junction of Darwen Road was closed for several hours for the police accident investigation team.

Former Bolton mayor and councillor for Bromley Cross, Alan Wilkinson, is also a resident of Chapeltown Road.

He said: “It is a busy stretch of road.

“There was a serious accident here a couple of years ago in which a cyclist was badly injured.

“Motorists do tend to go a little too fast up here, but this looks like a very unfortunate freak accident. My heart goes out to the girl and her family.”

Another resident, who did not wish to be named, said: “People are always driving up and down here way too fast. They seem to think they are approaching a derestricted country lane, but they are not.”

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the accident to contact Greater Manchester Police’s Serious Collision Unit on 0161 856 4741.

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11:46am Mon 21 Apr 14

Boltonresident2012 says...

thoughts are with you and hope she is ok soon - also that the pensioner recovers. xx
thoughts are with you and hope she is ok soon - also that the pensioner recovers. xx Boltonresident2012
  • Score: 17

12:51pm Mon 21 Apr 14

julieanddave says...

get well soon to both of them xxx
get well soon to both of them xxx julieanddave
  • Score: 12

3:11pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Mick England says...

10 cars attended the scene, that's the whole quota for Bolton police isn't it? Weren't there any criminals to catch, because that seems like overkill to me? Hope all injured parties get well soon.
10 cars attended the scene, that's the whole quota for Bolton police isn't it? Weren't there any criminals to catch, because that seems like overkill to me? Hope all injured parties get well soon. Mick England
  • Score: -13

5:39pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Danny.10 says...

Mick England wrote:
10 cars attended the scene, that's the whole quota for Bolton police isn't it? Weren't there any criminals to catch, because that seems like overkill to me? Hope all injured parties get well soon.
What a needless comment... I hope one of your family members isn't Involved in an rtc and the police don't investigate it due to "catching criminals" and as for 10 cars attending I guarantee that most were from the traffic unit and the collision investigation unit and they aren't linked to "the quota for Bolton"

I hope everyone involved have a full and speedy recovery
[quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: 10 cars attended the scene, that's the whole quota for Bolton police isn't it? Weren't there any criminals to catch, because that seems like overkill to me? Hope all injured parties get well soon.[/p][/quote]What a needless comment... I hope one of your family members isn't Involved in an rtc and the police don't investigate it due to "catching criminals" and as for 10 cars attending I guarantee that most were from the traffic unit and the collision investigation unit and they aren't linked to "the quota for Bolton" I hope everyone involved have a full and speedy recovery Danny.10
  • Score: 16

6:08pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Mick England says...

Danny.10 wrote:
Mick England wrote:
10 cars attended the scene, that's the whole quota for Bolton police isn't it? Weren't there any criminals to catch, because that seems like overkill to me? Hope all injured parties get well soon.
What a needless comment... I hope one of your family members isn't Involved in an rtc and the police don't investigate it due to "catching criminals" and as for 10 cars attending I guarantee that most were from the traffic unit and the collision investigation unit and they aren't linked to "the quota for Bolton"

I hope everyone involved have a full and speedy recovery
One of my family was involved in a RTA, and 10 units plus India 99 didn't respond, in fact it took 35 minutes and a passing, yes passing unit to secure the scene. If you don't think 10 units plus a helicopter is overkill then your a fool! Also do traffic units not investigate crime, crime of the road, because I can guarantee you they do!
[quote][p][bold]Danny.10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: 10 cars attended the scene, that's the whole quota for Bolton police isn't it? Weren't there any criminals to catch, because that seems like overkill to me? Hope all injured parties get well soon.[/p][/quote]What a needless comment... I hope one of your family members isn't Involved in an rtc and the police don't investigate it due to "catching criminals" and as for 10 cars attending I guarantee that most were from the traffic unit and the collision investigation unit and they aren't linked to "the quota for Bolton" I hope everyone involved have a full and speedy recovery[/p][/quote]One of my family was involved in a RTA, and 10 units plus India 99 didn't respond, in fact it took 35 minutes and a passing, yes passing unit to secure the scene. If you don't think 10 units plus a helicopter is overkill then your a fool! Also do traffic units not investigate crime, crime of the road, because I can guarantee you they do! Mick England
  • Score: -7

6:18pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Dottyray says...

So very very sorry to hear of the accident. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to ALL the family. Sending much love to you. xx
So very very sorry to hear of the accident. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to ALL the family. Sending much love to you. xx Dottyray
  • Score: 6

6:23pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Danny.10 says...

Mick England wrote:
Danny.10 wrote:
Mick England wrote:
10 cars attended the scene, that's the whole quota for Bolton police isn't it? Weren't there any criminals to catch, because that seems like overkill to me? Hope all injured parties get well soon.
What a needless comment... I hope one of your family members isn't Involved in an rtc and the police don't investigate it due to "catching criminals" and as for 10 cars attending I guarantee that most were from the traffic unit and the collision investigation unit and they aren't linked to "the quota for Bolton"

I hope everyone involved have a full and speedy recovery
One of my family was involved in a RTA, and 10 units plus India 99 didn't respond, in fact it took 35 minutes and a passing, yes passing unit to secure the scene. If you don't think 10 units plus a helicopter is overkill then your a fool! Also do traffic units not investigate crime, crime of the road, because I can guarantee you they do!
What do you think they are doing here they are investigating to see if any crimes have occurred resulting in a young girl fighting for her life... If your going to start being a smart arse ill correct you on a few things its not RTA it's RTC and India 99 is the police helicopter last time I checked that dosnt airlift people to hospital that's the air ambulance... Stop being bitter because the police obviously didnt deem your family members rtc serious enough for an immediate response
[quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danny.10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: 10 cars attended the scene, that's the whole quota for Bolton police isn't it? Weren't there any criminals to catch, because that seems like overkill to me? Hope all injured parties get well soon.[/p][/quote]What a needless comment... I hope one of your family members isn't Involved in an rtc and the police don't investigate it due to "catching criminals" and as for 10 cars attending I guarantee that most were from the traffic unit and the collision investigation unit and they aren't linked to "the quota for Bolton" I hope everyone involved have a full and speedy recovery[/p][/quote]One of my family was involved in a RTA, and 10 units plus India 99 didn't respond, in fact it took 35 minutes and a passing, yes passing unit to secure the scene. If you don't think 10 units plus a helicopter is overkill then your a fool! Also do traffic units not investigate crime, crime of the road, because I can guarantee you they do![/p][/quote]What do you think they are doing here they are investigating to see if any crimes have occurred resulting in a young girl fighting for her life... If your going to start being a smart arse ill correct you on a few things its not RTA it's RTC and India 99 is the police helicopter last time I checked that dosnt airlift people to hospital that's the air ambulance... Stop being bitter because the police obviously didnt deem your family members rtc serious enough for an immediate response Danny.10
  • Score: 3

7:05pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Lynn57 says...

Poor girl, hope she pulls through.. Anybody can have an accident but this raises the question of why people driving around in their eighties and often in bad health are allowed to do so. This happens time and again, a chap near us can hardly walk and is on chemotherapy also has bad eyesight. He is still driving around and causing havoc. One wonders if the govt allow this as drivers generate revenue....Prayers for this girl and her family.....
Poor girl, hope she pulls through.. Anybody can have an accident but this raises the question of why people driving around in their eighties and often in bad health are allowed to do so. This happens time and again, a chap near us can hardly walk and is on chemotherapy also has bad eyesight. He is still driving around and causing havoc. One wonders if the govt allow this as drivers generate revenue....Prayers for this girl and her family..... Lynn57
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7:29pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Mick England says...

Danny.10 wrote:
Mick England wrote:
Danny.10 wrote:
Mick England wrote:
10 cars attended the scene, that's the whole quota for Bolton police isn't it? Weren't there any criminals to catch, because that seems like overkill to me? Hope all injured parties get well soon.
What a needless comment... I hope one of your family members isn't Involved in an rtc and the police don't investigate it due to "catching criminals" and as for 10 cars attending I guarantee that most were from the traffic unit and the collision investigation unit and they aren't linked to "the quota for Bolton"

I hope everyone involved have a full and speedy recovery
One of my family was involved in a RTA, and 10 units plus India 99 didn't respond, in fact it took 35 minutes and a passing, yes passing unit to secure the scene. If you don't think 10 units plus a helicopter is overkill then your a fool! Also do traffic units not investigate crime, crime of the road, because I can guarantee you they do!
What do you think they are doing here they are investigating to see if any crimes have occurred resulting in a young girl fighting for her life... If your going to start being a smart arse ill correct you on a few things its not RTA it's RTC and India 99 is the police helicopter last time I checked that dosnt airlift people to hospital that's the air ambulance... Stop being bitter because the police obviously didnt deem your family members rtc serious enough for an immediate response
Ok fair credit and I'll eat humble pie on the India 99 part of my comment, but after the first couple of police units arrived at the scene and saw the guy that was responsible for the RTC was in his 80’s, was it not apparent that this wasn't a crime scene, so why another 8 units after that?
[quote][p][bold]Danny.10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danny.10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: 10 cars attended the scene, that's the whole quota for Bolton police isn't it? Weren't there any criminals to catch, because that seems like overkill to me? Hope all injured parties get well soon.[/p][/quote]What a needless comment... I hope one of your family members isn't Involved in an rtc and the police don't investigate it due to "catching criminals" and as for 10 cars attending I guarantee that most were from the traffic unit and the collision investigation unit and they aren't linked to "the quota for Bolton" I hope everyone involved have a full and speedy recovery[/p][/quote]One of my family was involved in a RTA, and 10 units plus India 99 didn't respond, in fact it took 35 minutes and a passing, yes passing unit to secure the scene. If you don't think 10 units plus a helicopter is overkill then your a fool! Also do traffic units not investigate crime, crime of the road, because I can guarantee you they do![/p][/quote]What do you think they are doing here they are investigating to see if any crimes have occurred resulting in a young girl fighting for her life... If your going to start being a smart arse ill correct you on a few things its not RTA it's RTC and India 99 is the police helicopter last time I checked that dosnt airlift people to hospital that's the air ambulance... Stop being bitter because the police obviously didnt deem your family members rtc serious enough for an immediate response[/p][/quote]Ok fair credit and I'll eat humble pie on the India 99 part of my comment, but after the first couple of police units arrived at the scene and saw the guy that was responsible for the RTC was in his 80’s, was it not apparent that this wasn't a crime scene, so why another 8 units after that? Mick England
  • Score: 3

8:52pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Comment777 says...

Mick England wrote:
Danny.10 wrote:
Mick England wrote:
Danny.10 wrote:
Mick England wrote:
10 cars attended the scene, that's the whole quota for Bolton police isn't it? Weren't there any criminals to catch, because that seems like overkill to me? Hope all injured parties get well soon.
What a needless comment... I hope one of your family members isn't Involved in an rtc and the police don't investigate it due to "catching criminals" and as for 10 cars attending I guarantee that most were from the traffic unit and the collision investigation unit and they aren't linked to "the quota for Bolton"

I hope everyone involved have a full and speedy recovery
One of my family was involved in a RTA, and 10 units plus India 99 didn't respond, in fact it took 35 minutes and a passing, yes passing unit to secure the scene. If you don't think 10 units plus a helicopter is overkill then your a fool! Also do traffic units not investigate crime, crime of the road, because I can guarantee you they do!
What do you think they are doing here they are investigating to see if any crimes have occurred resulting in a young girl fighting for her life... If your going to start being a smart arse ill correct you on a few things its not RTA it's RTC and India 99 is the police helicopter last time I checked that dosnt airlift people to hospital that's the air ambulance... Stop being bitter because the police obviously didnt deem your family members rtc serious enough for an immediate response
Ok fair credit and I'll eat humble pie on the India 99 part of my comment, but after the first couple of police units arrived at the scene and saw the guy that was responsible for the RTC was in his 80’s, was it not apparent that this wasn't a crime scene, so why another 8 units after that?
Because they all get excited when they here about an RTC, switch their blue lights and sirens on and drive as fast as they can , putting other road users at risk (please see reports from BN and other local and national newspapers) and when they arrive on scene most stand about doing nothing useful.

I hope the elderly gent gets well soon and that he is able to recover from what is a very tragic experience. I am sure he had no intention of hitting anyone least of all someone walking on the pavement. I also hope the young lady fully recovers.

A associate of mine lost a leg at exactly the same point outside the railway crossing gate about 25 years ago, caused by a land rover swerving in an attempt to avoid hitting a vehicle turning right into Bromley Cross Road....I say make Bromley Cross Road one way, the traffic can turn right at the junction with Darwen Road. This would solve problems at both ends of Bromley Cross Road.

And everyone could admire the monstrosity that is Birtenshaw School as they travel along Darwen Road.
[quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danny.10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danny.10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: 10 cars attended the scene, that's the whole quota for Bolton police isn't it? Weren't there any criminals to catch, because that seems like overkill to me? Hope all injured parties get well soon.[/p][/quote]What a needless comment... I hope one of your family members isn't Involved in an rtc and the police don't investigate it due to "catching criminals" and as for 10 cars attending I guarantee that most were from the traffic unit and the collision investigation unit and they aren't linked to "the quota for Bolton" I hope everyone involved have a full and speedy recovery[/p][/quote]One of my family was involved in a RTA, and 10 units plus India 99 didn't respond, in fact it took 35 minutes and a passing, yes passing unit to secure the scene. If you don't think 10 units plus a helicopter is overkill then your a fool! Also do traffic units not investigate crime, crime of the road, because I can guarantee you they do![/p][/quote]What do you think they are doing here they are investigating to see if any crimes have occurred resulting in a young girl fighting for her life... If your going to start being a smart arse ill correct you on a few things its not RTA it's RTC and India 99 is the police helicopter last time I checked that dosnt airlift people to hospital that's the air ambulance... Stop being bitter because the police obviously didnt deem your family members rtc serious enough for an immediate response[/p][/quote]Ok fair credit and I'll eat humble pie on the India 99 part of my comment, but after the first couple of police units arrived at the scene and saw the guy that was responsible for the RTC was in his 80’s, was it not apparent that this wasn't a crime scene, so why another 8 units after that?[/p][/quote]Because they all get excited when they here about an RTC, switch their blue lights and sirens on and drive as fast as they can , putting other road users at risk (please see reports from BN and other local and national newspapers) and when they arrive on scene most stand about doing nothing useful. I hope the elderly gent gets well soon and that he is able to recover from what is a very tragic experience. I am sure he had no intention of hitting anyone least of all someone walking on the pavement. I also hope the young lady fully recovers. A associate of mine lost a leg at exactly the same point outside the railway crossing gate about 25 years ago, caused by a land rover swerving in an attempt to avoid hitting a vehicle turning right into Bromley Cross Road....I say make Bromley Cross Road one way, the traffic can turn right at the junction with Darwen Road. This would solve problems at both ends of Bromley Cross Road. And everyone could admire the monstrosity that is Birtenshaw School as they travel along Darwen Road. Comment777
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9:05pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Danny.10 says...

Can people in their 80s not commit crime? the police have a duty to preserve and protect any possible crime scene for prompt and efficient investigation and the possibility that this could of sadly been a fatality meant that it would have to be investigated fully... I can fully see where 10 police cars looks over the top but some of the cars would of been from the serious collision investigation unit and they are not front line crime fighters and the other cars would of been a mix from the traffic, response and neighbourhood teams who would of been first on scene to deal with this horrific incident to ensure that the injured parties are treated before the ambulance got on scene and secondly to secure any possible crime scene to allow the investigation... I know how it must look that everyone is there at once but if you look at each of their roles seperatley you will see that there was minimum impact on staffing levels throughout the rest of Bolton so they could concentrate on catching criminals and keeping you safe
Can people in their 80s not commit crime? the police have a duty to preserve and protect any possible crime scene for prompt and efficient investigation and the possibility that this could of sadly been a fatality meant that it would have to be investigated fully... I can fully see where 10 police cars looks over the top but some of the cars would of been from the serious collision investigation unit and they are not front line crime fighters and the other cars would of been a mix from the traffic, response and neighbourhood teams who would of been first on scene to deal with this horrific incident to ensure that the injured parties are treated before the ambulance got on scene and secondly to secure any possible crime scene to allow the investigation... I know how it must look that everyone is there at once but if you look at each of their roles seperatley you will see that there was minimum impact on staffing levels throughout the rest of Bolton so they could concentrate on catching criminals and keeping you safe Danny.10
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9:17pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Mick England says...

Comment777 wrote:
Mick England wrote:
Danny.10 wrote:
Mick England wrote:
Danny.10 wrote:
Mick England wrote:
10 cars attended the scene, that's the whole quota for Bolton police isn't it? Weren't there any criminals to catch, because that seems like overkill to me? Hope all injured parties get well soon.
What a needless comment... I hope one of your family members isn't Involved in an rtc and the police don't investigate it due to "catching criminals" and as for 10 cars attending I guarantee that most were from the traffic unit and the collision investigation unit and they aren't linked to "the quota for Bolton"

I hope everyone involved have a full and speedy recovery
One of my family was involved in a RTA, and 10 units plus India 99 didn't respond, in fact it took 35 minutes and a passing, yes passing unit to secure the scene. If you don't think 10 units plus a helicopter is overkill then your a fool! Also do traffic units not investigate crime, crime of the road, because I can guarantee you they do!
What do you think they are doing here they are investigating to see if any crimes have occurred resulting in a young girl fighting for her life... If your going to start being a smart arse ill correct you on a few things its not RTA it's RTC and India 99 is the police helicopter last time I checked that dosnt airlift people to hospital that's the air ambulance... Stop being bitter because the police obviously didnt deem your family members rtc serious enough for an immediate response
Ok fair credit and I'll eat humble pie on the India 99 part of my comment, but after the first couple of police units arrived at the scene and saw the guy that was responsible for the RTC was in his 80’s, was it not apparent that this wasn't a crime scene, so why another 8 units after that?
Because they all get excited when they here about an RTC, switch their blue lights and sirens on and drive as fast as they can , putting other road users at risk (please see reports from BN and other local and national newspapers) and when they arrive on scene most stand about doing nothing useful.

I hope the elderly gent gets well soon and that he is able to recover from what is a very tragic experience. I am sure he had no intention of hitting anyone least of all someone walking on the pavement. I also hope the young lady fully recovers.

A associate of mine lost a leg at exactly the same point outside the railway crossing gate about 25 years ago, caused by a land rover swerving in an attempt to avoid hitting a vehicle turning right into Bromley Cross Road....I say make Bromley Cross Road one way, the traffic can turn right at the junction with Darwen Road. This would solve problems at both ends of Bromley Cross Road.

And everyone could admire the monstrosity that is Birtenshaw School as they travel along Darwen Road.
Nice one.
[quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danny.10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danny.10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: 10 cars attended the scene, that's the whole quota for Bolton police isn't it? Weren't there any criminals to catch, because that seems like overkill to me? Hope all injured parties get well soon.[/p][/quote]What a needless comment... I hope one of your family members isn't Involved in an rtc and the police don't investigate it due to "catching criminals" and as for 10 cars attending I guarantee that most were from the traffic unit and the collision investigation unit and they aren't linked to "the quota for Bolton" I hope everyone involved have a full and speedy recovery[/p][/quote]One of my family was involved in a RTA, and 10 units plus India 99 didn't respond, in fact it took 35 minutes and a passing, yes passing unit to secure the scene. If you don't think 10 units plus a helicopter is overkill then your a fool! Also do traffic units not investigate crime, crime of the road, because I can guarantee you they do![/p][/quote]What do you think they are doing here they are investigating to see if any crimes have occurred resulting in a young girl fighting for her life... If your going to start being a smart arse ill correct you on a few things its not RTA it's RTC and India 99 is the police helicopter last time I checked that dosnt airlift people to hospital that's the air ambulance... Stop being bitter because the police obviously didnt deem your family members rtc serious enough for an immediate response[/p][/quote]Ok fair credit and I'll eat humble pie on the India 99 part of my comment, but after the first couple of police units arrived at the scene and saw the guy that was responsible for the RTC was in his 80’s, was it not apparent that this wasn't a crime scene, so why another 8 units after that?[/p][/quote]Because they all get excited when they here about an RTC, switch their blue lights and sirens on and drive as fast as they can , putting other road users at risk (please see reports from BN and other local and national newspapers) and when they arrive on scene most stand about doing nothing useful. I hope the elderly gent gets well soon and that he is able to recover from what is a very tragic experience. I am sure he had no intention of hitting anyone least of all someone walking on the pavement. I also hope the young lady fully recovers. A associate of mine lost a leg at exactly the same point outside the railway crossing gate about 25 years ago, caused by a land rover swerving in an attempt to avoid hitting a vehicle turning right into Bromley Cross Road....I say make Bromley Cross Road one way, the traffic can turn right at the junction with Darwen Road. This would solve problems at both ends of Bromley Cross Road. And everyone could admire the monstrosity that is Birtenshaw School as they travel along Darwen Road.[/p][/quote]Nice one. Mick England
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7:03am Tue 22 Apr 14

Keeper of the Peace says...

Comment777 wrote:
Mick England wrote:
Danny.10 wrote:
Mick England wrote:
Danny.10 wrote:
Mick England wrote:
10 cars attended the scene, that's the whole quota for Bolton police isn't it? Weren't there any criminals to catch, because that seems like overkill to me? Hope all injured parties get well soon.
What a needless comment... I hope one of your family members isn't Involved in an rtc and the police don't investigate it due to "catching criminals" and as for 10 cars attending I guarantee that most were from the traffic unit and the collision investigation unit and they aren't linked to "the quota for Bolton"

I hope everyone involved have a full and speedy recovery
One of my family was involved in a RTA, and 10 units plus India 99 didn't respond, in fact it took 35 minutes and a passing, yes passing unit to secure the scene. If you don't think 10 units plus a helicopter is overkill then your a fool! Also do traffic units not investigate crime, crime of the road, because I can guarantee you they do!
What do you think they are doing here they are investigating to see if any crimes have occurred resulting in a young girl fighting for her life... If your going to start being a smart arse ill correct you on a few things its not RTA it's RTC and India 99 is the police helicopter last time I checked that dosnt airlift people to hospital that's the air ambulance... Stop being bitter because the police obviously didnt deem your family members rtc serious enough for an immediate response
Ok fair credit and I'll eat humble pie on the India 99 part of my comment, but after the first couple of police units arrived at the scene and saw the guy that was responsible for the RTC was in his 80’s, was it not apparent that this wasn't a crime scene, so why another 8 units after that?
Because they all get excited when they here about an RTC, switch their blue lights and sirens on and drive as fast as they can , putting other road users at risk (please see reports from BN and other local and national newspapers) and when they arrive on scene most stand about doing nothing useful.

I hope the elderly gent gets well soon and that he is able to recover from what is a very tragic experience. I am sure he had no intention of hitting anyone least of all someone walking on the pavement. I also hope the young lady fully recovers.

A associate of mine lost a leg at exactly the same point outside the railway crossing gate about 25 years ago, caused by a land rover swerving in an attempt to avoid hitting a vehicle turning right into Bromley Cross Road....I say make Bromley Cross Road one way, the traffic can turn right at the junction with Darwen Road. This would solve problems at both ends of Bromley Cross Road.

And everyone could admire the monstrosity that is Birtenshaw School as they travel along Darwen Road.
Here here 😂😂
[quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danny.10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danny.10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mick England[/bold] wrote: 10 cars attended the scene, that's the whole quota for Bolton police isn't it? Weren't there any criminals to catch, because that seems like overkill to me? Hope all injured parties get well soon.[/p][/quote]What a needless comment... I hope one of your family members isn't Involved in an rtc and the police don't investigate it due to "catching criminals" and as for 10 cars attending I guarantee that most were from the traffic unit and the collision investigation unit and they aren't linked to "the quota for Bolton" I hope everyone involved have a full and speedy recovery[/p][/quote]One of my family was involved in a RTA, and 10 units plus India 99 didn't respond, in fact it took 35 minutes and a passing, yes passing unit to secure the scene. If you don't think 10 units plus a helicopter is overkill then your a fool! Also do traffic units not investigate crime, crime of the road, because I can guarantee you they do![/p][/quote]What do you think they are doing here they are investigating to see if any crimes have occurred resulting in a young girl fighting for her life... If your going to start being a smart arse ill correct you on a few things its not RTA it's RTC and India 99 is the police helicopter last time I checked that dosnt airlift people to hospital that's the air ambulance... Stop being bitter because the police obviously didnt deem your family members rtc serious enough for an immediate response[/p][/quote]Ok fair credit and I'll eat humble pie on the India 99 part of my comment, but after the first couple of police units arrived at the scene and saw the guy that was responsible for the RTC was in his 80’s, was it not apparent that this wasn't a crime scene, so why another 8 units after that?[/p][/quote]Because they all get excited when they here about an RTC, switch their blue lights and sirens on and drive as fast as they can , putting other road users at risk (please see reports from BN and other local and national newspapers) and when they arrive on scene most stand about doing nothing useful. I hope the elderly gent gets well soon and that he is able to recover from what is a very tragic experience. I am sure he had no intention of hitting anyone least of all someone walking on the pavement. I also hope the young lady fully recovers. A associate of mine lost a leg at exactly the same point outside the railway crossing gate about 25 years ago, caused by a land rover swerving in an attempt to avoid hitting a vehicle turning right into Bromley Cross Road....I say make Bromley Cross Road one way, the traffic can turn right at the junction with Darwen Road. This would solve problems at both ends of Bromley Cross Road. And everyone could admire the monstrosity that is Birtenshaw School as they travel along Darwen Road.[/p][/quote]Here here 😂😂 Keeper of the Peace
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