Man fighting for life after hit-and-run driver ploughs into him during police chase through Deane

The Bolton News: Police at the scene of the accident in Wigan Road, Deane Police at the scene of the accident in Wigan Road, Deane

A MAN is fighting for his life after he was hit by a car and thrown 50 feet along the road during a police chase through Deane.

The 37-year-old victim, from Bolton, is now in hospital with a life-threatening head injury after the hit-and-run in Wigan Road at about 11.40am today.

A light blue Vauxhall Astra, which was being chased by police, fled the scene after hitting the man while attempting to overtake a bus on the pelican crossing near the junction with Bankfield Street.

It is thought that the car was going through a red light when it hit the man, who was thrown into the air and about 50 feet along the road before landing outside the A’la Pizza takeaway.

The car was later found abandoned in Wordsworth Avenue, Leigh, but police have so far been unable to find the driver or any passengers.

Witnesses have spoken of their horror and said they saw the Astra being chased by a police van.

A woman who was travelling to work in Westhoughton on the Stagecoach 540 service overtaken by the Astra said: “It was scary - not something you want to see and I am a bit shaken.

“The blue Astra came flying past us just as a guy was crossing the road and it has just hit him.


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“A police van then came flying past the bus.”

She added: “I did not see him as I was sitting on the right side.

“I just saw the car and then the man lying in the road.”

An air ambulance went to the scene, along with an ambulance and rapid response vehicle, according to a North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) spokesman.

A doctor accompanied the injured man to Salford Royal Hospital.

Police have referred the incident to the  Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) as there was “an element of police pursuit" involved, according to a spokesman.

He said: "A 37-year-old man from Bolton is in hospital with a serious head injury.

“It looks as if the car has driven through a set of red lights.

He added: “A decision on who investigates this will be made in the next 24 hours.”

A roofer from Bury, who was working on a house nearby at the time and wished to remain anonymous, said: “I was on a roof and saw the car flying by.

“He went all the way from the Pelican crossing to outside the takeaway.”

The road was cordoned off and closed in both directions, with bus routes diverted through Hulton and Daubhill, while police investigated.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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3:08pm Fri 18 Jul 14

loveandpeace says...

Thoughts are with the man and his family. I hope the moron responsible gets caught and appropriate justice gets served.
Thoughts are with the man and his family. I hope the moron responsible gets caught and appropriate justice gets served. loveandpeace
  • Score: 25

4:20pm Fri 18 Jul 14

traceywilliamsbwfc says...

GOD BLESS AND LOOK AFTER THIS INNOCENT VICTIM OF A CARELESS DRIVER, MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND YOURS XX..TRACEY WILLIAMS
GOD BLESS AND LOOK AFTER THIS INNOCENT VICTIM OF A CARELESS DRIVER, MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AND YOURS XX..TRACEY WILLIAMS traceywilliamsbwfc
  • Score: 22

4:29pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Anon3Anon says...

Wigan Road is so dangerous with all the side streets especially in that area where people walk across without care and cars pulling out. Plus you have idiots driving like they don't care for the rules. I see something everyday on this road.
Wigan Road is so dangerous with all the side streets especially in that area where people walk across without care and cars pulling out. Plus you have idiots driving like they don't care for the rules. I see something everyday on this road. Anon3Anon
  • Score: 30

6:11pm Fri 18 Jul 14

catsden says...

There are some mad drivers about. I was driving along Chorley New Road in Horwich a couple of weeks ago when this mad man driving about 60 MPH in a 30 MPH zone, I had to pull in otherwise he would have been in the back of me he then drove through traffic lights which were on red near St Joseph's school this driver in my opinion was driving a stolen car or committed an offence , so if you see this who ever you are hope you get caught sooner rather than later before you kill someone. Going back to this poor man that is fighting for his life, just a pity that it's not the driver fighting for life. Hope they catch him and lock him up and throw away the key and if he has to come out ban him for life the THUG
There are some mad drivers about. I was driving along Chorley New Road in Horwich a couple of weeks ago when this mad man driving about 60 MPH in a 30 MPH zone, I had to pull in otherwise he would have been in the back of me he then drove through traffic lights which were on red near St Joseph's school this driver in my opinion was driving a stolen car or committed an offence , so if you see this who ever you are hope you get caught sooner rather than later before you kill someone. Going back to this poor man that is fighting for his life, just a pity that it's not the driver fighting for life. Hope they catch him and lock him up and throw away the key and if he has to come out ban him for life the THUG catsden
  • Score: 16

7:49pm Fri 18 Jul 14

KyleO190 says...

3 crashes in DEANE in one day. Not just deane the whole of BL3 area (deane,daubhill,grea
t lever) is madness. The driving is ridiculously crazy especially the youngsters with their street racing!! Every night for hours theirs so many street races with 100s there to watch!! Sort it
3 crashes in DEANE in one day. Not just deane the whole of BL3 area (deane,daubhill,grea t lever) is madness. The driving is ridiculously crazy especially the youngsters with their street racing!! Every night for hours theirs so many street races with 100s there to watch!! Sort it KyleO190
  • Score: 44

8:24pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Ernagy2 says...

Hope the guy in hospital gets well - thoughts go out to family. Can't believe you would do 60 mph down Wigan Road. Must be out of his head doing that speed. Had the guy robbed a bank? Madness
Hope the guy in hospital gets well - thoughts go out to family. Can't believe you would do 60 mph down Wigan Road. Must be out of his head doing that speed. Had the guy robbed a bank? Madness Ernagy2
  • Score: 31

8:48pm Fri 18 Jul 14

waynagain says...

IF they ever catch the driver, he'll probably have a lawyer who will say it's the police's fault for chasing him. Time that car makers install devices which would enable the police to switch off a cars engine remotely. Cars who have such a device could then get a reduction in their insurance. Too many people die after being persued by the police - not only in the UK - time for car manufacturers to do something,
IF they ever catch the driver, he'll probably have a lawyer who will say it's the police's fault for chasing him. Time that car makers install devices which would enable the police to switch off a cars engine remotely. Cars who have such a device could then get a reduction in their insurance. Too many people die after being persued by the police - not only in the UK - time for car manufacturers to do something, waynagain
  • Score: 34

8:56pm Fri 18 Jul 14

bigboydave says...

this could have been a lot worse. the car that the person landed in front of was my daughters if she had not pulled to the left the car would have it her head on with her 2year old daughter in the car my wife and youngest daughter also doing what she did avoided going over the top off lad who got hit
this could have been a lot worse. the car that the person landed in front of was my daughters if she had not pulled to the left the car would have it her head on with her 2year old daughter in the car my wife and youngest daughter also doing what she did avoided going over the top off lad who got hit bigboydave
  • Score: 22

9:27pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Daft Dave says...

Does the Bolton News not employ anyone who can read a map?
This incident occurred on DEANE road, not Wigan Road....
Does the Bolton News not employ anyone who can read a map? This incident occurred on DEANE road, not Wigan Road.... Daft Dave
  • Score: -68

10:00pm Fri 18 Jul 14

JustBecause says...

It was being pursued at very high speed. Depending on why it was being chased will be paramount to the investigation, police can get to carried away chasing cars for minor offences.
It was being pursued at very high speed. Depending on why it was being chased will be paramount to the investigation, police can get to carried away chasing cars for minor offences. JustBecause
  • Score: -34

10:32pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Mr Happynotsad says...

Even if they find the culprits they will get next to no punishment. How many times do we see the same were the innocent get injured and the perpetrators get a slap on the wrist. I blame the justice system as the deterrent of proper punishment is not there.
Even if they find the culprits they will get next to no punishment. How many times do we see the same were the innocent get injured and the perpetrators get a slap on the wrist. I blame the justice system as the deterrent of proper punishment is not there. Mr Happynotsad
  • Score: 20

2:17am Sat 19 Jul 14

skintight says...

I hope this poor chap makes a full recovery. But, please don't blame the police. They're dammed if they do and dammed if they don't. There's only one person to blame and that's the driver of the car.
I hope this poor chap makes a full recovery. But, please don't blame the police. They're dammed if they do and dammed if they don't. There's only one person to blame and that's the driver of the car. skintight
  • Score: 44

5:35am Sat 19 Jul 14

Best an says...

skintight wrote:
I hope this poor chap makes a full recovery. But, please don't blame the police. They're dammed if they do and dammed if they don't. There's only one person to blame and that's the driver of the car.
I agree, but the problem is is there are not enough police we never see them anymore, and this is down to the government who have taken money from all the public services.
There are so many young reckless drivers speeding everywhere, it's a wonder this hasn't happened before many times. They speed down my street which is covered in trees and very windy but they go down at 50mph without a thought or care.
I hope, like everyone does, the poor man who was badly injured recovers without any lasting effects.
[quote][p][bold]skintight[/bold] wrote: I hope this poor chap makes a full recovery. But, please don't blame the police. They're dammed if they do and dammed if they don't. There's only one person to blame and that's the driver of the car.[/p][/quote]I agree, but the problem is is there are not enough police we never see them anymore, and this is down to the government who have taken money from all the public services. There are so many young reckless drivers speeding everywhere, it's a wonder this hasn't happened before many times. They speed down my street which is covered in trees and very windy but they go down at 50mph without a thought or care. I hope, like everyone does, the poor man who was badly injured recovers without any lasting effects. Best an
  • Score: 12

8:04am Sat 19 Jul 14

BOLTON_COLIN says...

I hope this guy makes a full recovery. Yet another of the accidents (and I use the term loosely) that have happened and will continue to happen until something is done about it once and for all. I live in the Daubhill area and see cars speeding, racing, running red lights, parking dangerously, etc etc. Accidents, like this will continue to happen as long as we have thoughtless, lawless, uncaring low life scum, driving without giving a toss for the consequences of their actions.
I hope this guy makes a full recovery. Yet another of the accidents (and I use the term loosely) that have happened and will continue to happen until something is done about it once and for all. I live in the Daubhill area and see cars speeding, racing, running red lights, parking dangerously, etc etc. Accidents, like this will continue to happen as long as we have thoughtless, lawless, uncaring low life scum, driving without giving a toss for the consequences of their actions. BOLTON_COLIN
  • Score: 20

10:17am Sat 19 Jul 14

FrusteratedCowYed says...

Daft Dave wrote:
Does the Bolton News not employ anyone who can read a map?
This incident occurred on DEANE road, not Wigan Road....
To be fair the collision occured just where Deane Road turns into Wigan Rd so it doesn't really matter does it, maybe he got hit on Deane Road but landed in Wigan Rd.
[quote][p][bold]Daft Dave[/bold] wrote: Does the Bolton News not employ anyone who can read a map? This incident occurred on DEANE road, not Wigan Road....[/p][/quote]To be fair the collision occured just where Deane Road turns into Wigan Rd so it doesn't really matter does it, maybe he got hit on Deane Road but landed in Wigan Rd. FrusteratedCowYed
  • Score: 14

10:19am Sat 19 Jul 14

FrusteratedCowYed says...

JustBecause wrote:
It was being pursued at very high speed. Depending on why it was being chased will be paramount to the investigation, police can get to carried away chasing cars for minor offences.
So would you rather they don't chase anyone just in case. i think this would send out the wrong message to the crims that all they have to do is speed up and they get away with it.
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: It was being pursued at very high speed. Depending on why it was being chased will be paramount to the investigation, police can get to carried away chasing cars for minor offences.[/p][/quote]So would you rather they don't chase anyone just in case. i think this would send out the wrong message to the crims that all they have to do is speed up and they get away with it. FrusteratedCowYed
  • Score: 17

10:31am Sat 19 Jul 14

wsw69 says...

Fingers crossed he makes a full recovery and those 8a5tard5 are caught.

Roads traffic policing has been slashed under this government by 35%. As for local policing, well that's almost as bad.

That is the reason we see very few traffic patrol cars and motorcycle patrols these days, who are stretched over a very large area.

The 'Feds' can only be in one place at a time doing one job at a time just like anyone else.

The 'justice system' is a farce and it's getting worse. I've no faith in it whatsoever, and I know a great many others are of the same opinion too.
Fingers crossed he makes a full recovery and those 8a5tard5 are caught. Roads traffic policing has been slashed under this government by 35%. As for local policing, well that's almost as bad. That is the reason we see very few traffic patrol cars and motorcycle patrols these days, who are stretched over a very large area. The 'Feds' can only be in one place at a time doing one job at a time just like anyone else. The 'justice system' is a farce and it's getting worse. I've no faith in it whatsoever, and I know a great many others are of the same opinion too. wsw69
  • Score: 11

12:38pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Rememberscarborough says...

If the driver had done those injuries with a hammer he would be facing life imprisonment but because it was with a car he'll be facing a couple of years at most and if he was drunk then he'll probably be out the day after he's picked up with time served.

Our legal system is a sick joke....
If the driver had done those injuries with a hammer he would be facing life imprisonment but because it was with a car he'll be facing a couple of years at most and if he was drunk then he'll probably be out the day after he's picked up with time served. Our legal system is a sick joke.... Rememberscarborough
  • Score: 9

1:39pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Replytohatersandscum says...

KyleO190 wrote:
3 crashes in DEANE in one day. Not just deane the whole of BL3 area (deane,daubhill,grea

t lever) is madness. The driving is ridiculously crazy especially the youngsters with their street racing!! Every night for hours theirs so many street races with 100s there to watch!! Sort it
100s watching!!! this isnt the fast and furious how about the 20 crashes on crompton way in the last month !! sort your head out this was a police chase
[quote][p][bold]KyleO190[/bold] wrote: 3 crashes in DEANE in one day. Not just deane the whole of BL3 area (deane,daubhill,grea t lever) is madness. The driving is ridiculously crazy especially the youngsters with their street racing!! Every night for hours theirs so many street races with 100s there to watch!! Sort it[/p][/quote]100s watching!!! this isnt the fast and furious how about the 20 crashes on crompton way in the last month !! sort your head out this was a police chase Replytohatersandscum
  • Score: 7

1:45pm Sat 19 Jul 14

boltonnut says...

It's obvious that there is a shortage of police presence in Bolton.The other day twelve vehicles pulling caravans moved across town to another site without any police interception.Put that with the number of violent attacks,burglaries, sex offenses,speeding cars and all the other crimes commited by low life scum and it shows just how much the police force is undermanned.The kick in the nuts is when the police do arrest the scum some judge gives them bail so they can carry on their wayward activities till they are sentenced to 100 hours of unpaid work.I hope the unfortunate hit and run victim recovers fully.
It's obvious that there is a shortage of police presence in Bolton.The other day twelve vehicles pulling caravans moved across town to another site without any police interception.Put that with the number of violent attacks,burglaries, sex offenses,speeding cars and all the other crimes commited by low life scum and it shows just how much the police force is undermanned.The kick in the nuts is when the police do arrest the scum some judge gives them bail so they can carry on their wayward activities till they are sentenced to 100 hours of unpaid work.I hope the unfortunate hit and run victim recovers fully. boltonnut
  • Score: 12

3:03pm Sat 19 Jul 14

DAUBHILL85 says...

More deane and daubhill mayhem... I wonder who the driver was this time !!!!
More deane and daubhill mayhem... I wonder who the driver was this time !!!! DAUBHILL85
  • Score: 3

4:10pm Sat 19 Jul 14

JustBecause says...

FrusteratedCowYed wrote:
JustBecause wrote:
It was being pursued at very high speed. Depending on why it was being chased will be paramount to the investigation, police can get to carried away chasing cars for minor offences.
So would you rather they don't chase anyone just in case. i think this would send out the wrong message to the crims that all they have to do is speed up and they get away with it.
Depends on the crime. I saw the vehicles involved and this type of outcome was inevitable they we traveling at unsafe speeds when they passed me, no amount of training can deal other a car at very very high speed in a built up area.

Statistics prove that by removing the "chase" normally means the target vehicle is abandoned at the first opportunity.

The problem is the police love a good car chase, ring for a bobby because your sheds being broken into see what you get, then ring saying there is a stolen vehicle doing doughnuts in the street, see what turns up.

We will have to wait and see if we find out why this car was being chased to determin if the chase at such high speeds was warranted.

Fingers crossed for the innocent guy caught up in this.
[quote][p][bold]FrusteratedCowYed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: It was being pursued at very high speed. Depending on why it was being chased will be paramount to the investigation, police can get to carried away chasing cars for minor offences.[/p][/quote]So would you rather they don't chase anyone just in case. i think this would send out the wrong message to the crims that all they have to do is speed up and they get away with it.[/p][/quote]Depends on the crime. I saw the vehicles involved and this type of outcome was inevitable they we traveling at unsafe speeds when they passed me, no amount of training can deal other a car at very very high speed in a built up area. Statistics prove that by removing the "chase" normally means the target vehicle is abandoned at the first opportunity. The problem is the police love a good car chase, ring for a bobby because your sheds being broken into see what you get, then ring saying there is a stolen vehicle doing doughnuts in the street, see what turns up. We will have to wait and see if we find out why this car was being chased to determin if the chase at such high speeds was warranted. Fingers crossed for the innocent guy caught up in this. JustBecause
  • Score: 4

5:35pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Percy Thrower says...

JustBecause wrote:
FrusteratedCowYed wrote:
JustBecause wrote:
It was being pursued at very high speed. Depending on why it was being chased will be paramount to the investigation, police can get to carried away chasing cars for minor offences.
So would you rather they don't chase anyone just in case. i think this would send out the wrong message to the crims that all they have to do is speed up and they get away with it.
Depends on the crime. I saw the vehicles involved and this type of outcome was inevitable they we traveling at unsafe speeds when they passed me, no amount of training can deal other a car at very very high speed in a built up area.

Statistics prove that by removing the "chase" normally means the target vehicle is abandoned at the first opportunity.

The problem is the police love a good car chase, ring for a bobby because your sheds being broken into see what you get, then ring saying there is a stolen vehicle doing doughnuts in the street, see what turns up.

We will have to wait and see if we find out why this car was being chased to determin if the chase at such high speeds was warranted.

Fingers crossed for the innocent guy caught up in this.
Your shed is being broken into and a car driving recklessly on the road, you can't see why which one takes priority? The police don't like high speed pursuits as they are fully aware of the potential outcome, including themselves being involved with crashing into something or someone.
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FrusteratedCowYed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: It was being pursued at very high speed. Depending on why it was being chased will be paramount to the investigation, police can get to carried away chasing cars for minor offences.[/p][/quote]So would you rather they don't chase anyone just in case. i think this would send out the wrong message to the crims that all they have to do is speed up and they get away with it.[/p][/quote]Depends on the crime. I saw the vehicles involved and this type of outcome was inevitable they we traveling at unsafe speeds when they passed me, no amount of training can deal other a car at very very high speed in a built up area. Statistics prove that by removing the "chase" normally means the target vehicle is abandoned at the first opportunity. The problem is the police love a good car chase, ring for a bobby because your sheds being broken into see what you get, then ring saying there is a stolen vehicle doing doughnuts in the street, see what turns up. We will have to wait and see if we find out why this car was being chased to determin if the chase at such high speeds was warranted. Fingers crossed for the innocent guy caught up in this.[/p][/quote]Your shed is being broken into and a car driving recklessly on the road, you can't see why which one takes priority? The police don't like high speed pursuits as they are fully aware of the potential outcome, including themselves being involved with crashing into something or someone. Percy Thrower
  • Score: 6

11:49pm Sat 19 Jul 14

merkman says...

JustBecause wrote:
FrusteratedCowYed wrote:
JustBecause wrote:
It was being pursued at very high speed. Depending on why it was being chased will be paramount to the investigation, police can get to carried away chasing cars for minor offences.
So would you rather they don't chase anyone just in case. i think this would send out the wrong message to the crims that all they have to do is speed up and they get away with it.
Depends on the crime. I saw the vehicles involved and this type of outcome was inevitable they we traveling at unsafe speeds when they passed me, no amount of training can deal other a car at very very high speed in a built up area.

Statistics prove that by removing the "chase" normally means the target vehicle is abandoned at the first opportunity.

The problem is the police love a good car chase, ring for a bobby because your sheds being broken into see what you get, then ring saying there is a stolen vehicle doing doughnuts in the street, see what turns up.

We will have to wait and see if we find out why this car was being chased to determin if the chase at such high speeds was warranted.

Fingers crossed for the innocent guy caught up in this.
it dos not mean let them go the chopper should be sent out to take over not like last week were it was sent out when a family was evicted from there house and the chopper flue round there house for over 1/2 an hour i do hope that the Innocent man recovers our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FrusteratedCowYed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: It was being pursued at very high speed. Depending on why it was being chased will be paramount to the investigation, police can get to carried away chasing cars for minor offences.[/p][/quote]So would you rather they don't chase anyone just in case. i think this would send out the wrong message to the crims that all they have to do is speed up and they get away with it.[/p][/quote]Depends on the crime. I saw the vehicles involved and this type of outcome was inevitable they we traveling at unsafe speeds when they passed me, no amount of training can deal other a car at very very high speed in a built up area. Statistics prove that by removing the "chase" normally means the target vehicle is abandoned at the first opportunity. The problem is the police love a good car chase, ring for a bobby because your sheds being broken into see what you get, then ring saying there is a stolen vehicle doing doughnuts in the street, see what turns up. We will have to wait and see if we find out why this car was being chased to determin if the chase at such high speeds was warranted. Fingers crossed for the innocent guy caught up in this.[/p][/quote]it dos not mean let them go the chopper should be sent out to take over not like last week were it was sent out when a family was evicted from there house and the chopper flue round there house for over 1/2 an hour i do hope that the Innocent man recovers our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family merkman
  • Score: 2

11:54pm Sat 19 Jul 14

merkman says...

bigboydave wrote:
this could have been a lot worse. the car that the person landed in front of was my daughters if she had not pulled to the left the car would have it her head on with her 2year old daughter in the car my wife and youngest daughter also doing what she did avoided going over the top off lad who got hit
i hope your daughter is ok as things like this can leave a lasting memory and quick thinking averted more injures for this poor bloke
[quote][p][bold]bigboydave[/bold] wrote: this could have been a lot worse. the car that the person landed in front of was my daughters if she had not pulled to the left the car would have it her head on with her 2year old daughter in the car my wife and youngest daughter also doing what she did avoided going over the top off lad who got hit[/p][/quote]i hope your daughter is ok as things like this can leave a lasting memory and quick thinking averted more injures for this poor bloke merkman
  • Score: 1

1:08am Sun 20 Jul 14

united99 says...

DAUBHILL85 wrote:
More deane and daubhill mayhem... I wonder who the driver was this time !!!!
Probably a scallywag from your neck of the woods - you know what I mean....
[quote][p][bold]DAUBHILL85[/bold] wrote: More deane and daubhill mayhem... I wonder who the driver was this time !!!![/p][/quote]Probably a scallywag from your neck of the woods - you know what I mean.... united99
  • Score: -1

6:27pm Sun 20 Jul 14

DAUBHILL85 says...

united99 wrote:
DAUBHILL85 wrote:
More deane and daubhill mayhem... I wonder who the driver was this time !!!!
Probably a scallywag from your neck of the woods - you know what I mean....
Oh I know exactly what you mean ...of a certain ethnicity .....yes I have no doubt he will be, what else is there around here, there and everywhere else- you know what I mean :-)
[quote][p][bold]united99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DAUBHILL85[/bold] wrote: More deane and daubhill mayhem... I wonder who the driver was this time !!!![/p][/quote]Probably a scallywag from your neck of the woods - you know what I mean....[/p][/quote]Oh I know exactly what you mean ...of a certain ethnicity .....yes I have no doubt he will be, what else is there around here, there and everywhere else- you know what I mean :-) DAUBHILL85
  • Score: 4

7:27pm Sun 20 Jul 14

JustBecause says...

Percy Thrower wrote:
JustBecause wrote:
FrusteratedCowYed wrote:
JustBecause wrote:
It was being pursued at very high speed. Depending on why it was being chased will be paramount to the investigation, police can get to carried away chasing cars for minor offences.
So would you rather they don't chase anyone just in case. i think this would send out the wrong message to the crims that all they have to do is speed up and they get away with it.
Depends on the crime. I saw the vehicles involved and this type of outcome was inevitable they we traveling at unsafe speeds when they passed me, no amount of training can deal other a car at very very high speed in a built up area.

Statistics prove that by removing the "chase" normally means the target vehicle is abandoned at the first opportunity.

The problem is the police love a good car chase, ring for a bobby because your sheds being broken into see what you get, then ring saying there is a stolen vehicle doing doughnuts in the street, see what turns up.

We will have to wait and see if we find out why this car was being chased to determin if the chase at such high speeds was warranted.

Fingers crossed for the innocent guy caught up in this.
Your shed is being broken into and a car driving recklessly on the road, you can't see why which one takes priority? The police don't like high speed pursuits as they are fully aware of the potential outcome, including themselves being involved with crashing into something or someone.
Now back in the real world..... the police LOVE to chase cars, its their dream come true, why do you think so many get involved? Fortunatly not many actually happen.

As i said until we know why he was being chased we cannot make a call, but would you be happy with this type of chase, for say no insurance and failing to stop?? From what i saw this was way to high speeds in a built up area to be safe, so can only assume the crime warrented it.
[quote][p][bold]Percy Thrower[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FrusteratedCowYed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: It was being pursued at very high speed. Depending on why it was being chased will be paramount to the investigation, police can get to carried away chasing cars for minor offences.[/p][/quote]So would you rather they don't chase anyone just in case. i think this would send out the wrong message to the crims that all they have to do is speed up and they get away with it.[/p][/quote]Depends on the crime. I saw the vehicles involved and this type of outcome was inevitable they we traveling at unsafe speeds when they passed me, no amount of training can deal other a car at very very high speed in a built up area. Statistics prove that by removing the "chase" normally means the target vehicle is abandoned at the first opportunity. The problem is the police love a good car chase, ring for a bobby because your sheds being broken into see what you get, then ring saying there is a stolen vehicle doing doughnuts in the street, see what turns up. We will have to wait and see if we find out why this car was being chased to determin if the chase at such high speeds was warranted. Fingers crossed for the innocent guy caught up in this.[/p][/quote]Your shed is being broken into and a car driving recklessly on the road, you can't see why which one takes priority? The police don't like high speed pursuits as they are fully aware of the potential outcome, including themselves being involved with crashing into something or someone.[/p][/quote]Now back in the real world..... the police LOVE to chase cars, its their dream come true, why do you think so many get involved? Fortunatly not many actually happen. As i said until we know why he was being chased we cannot make a call, but would you be happy with this type of chase, for say no insurance and failing to stop?? From what i saw this was way to high speeds in a built up area to be safe, so can only assume the crime warrented it. JustBecause
  • Score: -1

8:10pm Sun 20 Jul 14

Andyroost says...

The driver of the car needs to be caught and dealt with in a way that will deter others, We all know this wont happen, he will have a poor upbringing, been clean of drugs for a few months, the judge will slap his hand and say dont let me see you again. On the flip side a police chase could easily have been avoided, no car on this earth is faster than a two way radio, get rid of the X5s and Volvos and put double the amount of Fiestas on the road, for less costs, stay a safe distance and monitor till safe to block the rd. Not rocket science.
The driver of the car needs to be caught and dealt with in a way that will deter others, We all know this wont happen, he will have a poor upbringing, been clean of drugs for a few months, the judge will slap his hand and say dont let me see you again. On the flip side a police chase could easily have been avoided, no car on this earth is faster than a two way radio, get rid of the X5s and Volvos and put double the amount of Fiestas on the road, for less costs, stay a safe distance and monitor till safe to block the rd. Not rocket science. Andyroost
  • Score: 1

1:15am Mon 21 Jul 14

united99 says...

DAUBHILL85 wrote:
united99 wrote:
DAUBHILL85 wrote:
More deane and daubhill mayhem... I wonder who the driver was this time !!!!
Probably a scallywag from your neck of the woods - you know what I mean....
Oh I know exactly what you mean ...of a certain ethnicity .....yes I have no doubt he will be, what else is there around here, there and everywhere else- you know what I mean :-)
If you don't like it in Bolton then why don't you F off - and don't come back.
Good job you don't live in Oldham then and for the record I suggest you go and live well away.
[quote][p][bold]DAUBHILL85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]united99[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DAUBHILL85[/bold] wrote: More deane and daubhill mayhem... I wonder who the driver was this time !!!![/p][/quote]Probably a scallywag from your neck of the woods - you know what I mean....[/p][/quote]Oh I know exactly what you mean ...of a certain ethnicity .....yes I have no doubt he will be, what else is there around here, there and everywhere else- you know what I mean :-)[/p][/quote]If you don't like it in Bolton then why don't you F off - and don't come back. Good job you don't live in Oldham then and for the record I suggest you go and live well away. united99
  • Score: -2

4:40pm Mon 21 Jul 14

BEN Reader says...

Does anyone know what model of Astra it was that was being chased???
Does anyone know what model of Astra it was that was being chased??? BEN Reader
  • Score: 0
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