Woman dies after road smash

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A WOMAN has died after a road crash in Harwood.

Shortly after 4.50pm today - Tuesday December 11 - police were called to Longsight in Harwood following reports of a collision.

Officers attended the scene.

A minibus had been in collision with a pedestrian, a woman aged 75.

She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Traffic is being diverted as road closures are in place on Longsight.

Witnesses to the collision should call police on 0161 856 4741.

It is causing delays for rush hour motorists as the road has been closed between the junction of Lea Gate and Bradshaw Road, and the Seven Stars pub. Traffic is being diverted along Longsite Lane.

A police spokesman said the road could be closed for some time while an investigation is carried out.

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7:00pm Tue 11 Dec 12

wild one says...

Tragic. My thought to all the family..
Tragic. My thought to all the family.. wild one
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7:00pm Tue 11 Dec 12

wild one says...

Tragic. My thought to all the family..
Tragic. My thought to all the family.. wild one
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7:38pm Tue 11 Dec 12

Tpot73 says...

There are not enough safe places to cross at that junction a nd you have to chance the lights just to get to the crossing.
There are not enough safe places to cross at that junction a nd you have to chance the lights just to get to the crossing. Tpot73
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12:44am Thu 13 Dec 12

halfacarovertherehalfacaroverhere says...

these puffin crossings: half are broken, most have only one control panel so can't be seen until you're almost on the road. Pedestrian crossings are indescribably stupidly set out in bolton on the whole, half these stupidly set-out crossings also have faults AND a good percentage of these faulty, badly set out lights have crossing times that are too short.
these puffin crossings: half are broken, most have only one control panel so can't be seen until you're almost on the road. Pedestrian crossings are indescribably stupidly set out in bolton on the whole, half these stupidly set-out crossings also have faults AND a good percentage of these faulty, badly set out lights have crossing times that are too short. halfacarovertherehalfacaroverhere
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2:56am Thu 13 Dec 12

boltonnut says...

I lived in that area 40 odd years ago,it always was a dangerous road to cross.My condolences to the family.
I lived in that area 40 odd years ago,it always was a dangerous road to cross.My condolences to the family. boltonnut
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