UPDATED: Farnworth teenager fighting for life after horror crash in Belmont

The Bolton News: The scene of the accident in Rivington Road, Belmont The scene of the accident in Rivington Road, Belmont

A TEENAGE boy is fighting for his life after being thrown from a car then crushed by the vehicle as it rolled over.

The 16-year-old, a former Harper Green School pupil from Farnworth, was thrown from the black Citroen C2, which then overturned and landed on him, in Rivington Road, Belmont, at about 11pm last night.

He has serious head injuries and internal injuries, and a friend of the teen said the boy was in a coma in hospital.

No other cars were involved in the smash, which resulted in the car landing on a grass bank after rolling several times.

A 19-year-old man, another former Harper Green pupil, was also in the car.

He flagged down a passing car and people helped lift the Citroen off the boy.

A nurse, who was passing, also gave first aid at the scene, and both teenagers were taken to hospital - the 19-year-old suffered a chest injury and minor cuts.

Police are still trying to establish who was driving the vehicle.

Firefighters from Bolton North fire station attended but both of the teenagers were out of the car when they arrived.

Two ambulances and three rapid response vehicles were at the scene for just under an hour.


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A man, whose son is friends with the 16-year-old boy, said the boy was resuscitated at the scene but was last night in a coma.

The man, who asked not to be named, said: “The boy’s mother and father were taken to the hospital with the police. As far as I understand, he was not driving the car which crashed.

“My son has been at the hospital with him. It’s not looking good. He’s definitely in a very bad way. He’s breathing at the moment, but he’s got a lot of tubes on him.

“My understanding is that they are going to bring him out of the coma on Monday. We are all hoping he pulls through.”

Sara Cain, deputy headteacher at Harper Green School, said: “Anybody involved in an accident, however serious, we would hope will make a full recovery.

"Our thoughts are with the families at this moment in time.”

Shaun Holland, aged 28, landlord of the Black Dog pub in Church Street, which runs onto Rivington Road, said: “It’s not the first time something like this has happened.

“It seems to happen every other week. The road is too narrow — you can only fit one car and there are no street lights.

“The council should widen the road.”

Nicola Holland, aged 46, landlady of the pub, said: “I hope the boy is okay. A woman, who I think was his mum, pulled up outside the pub and looked distraught.

“The road is very dangerous. In the summer, particularly, it’s a nightmare.

“They should put cats eyes in the middle of the road to make it safer.”

Natasha Maciejkowicz, aged 22, who lives in Rivington Road, said: “I saw two police cars, a couple of ambulances and fire engines coming up the street.

“I don’t think the road is particularly bad, but there should maybe be a 50mph speed limit instead of 60mph.”

A North West Ambulance Service spokesman said they were alerted to the accident at 11.06pm.

North Turton and Tockholes councillor Jean Rigby, who represents Belmont, said: “There are some bends on there so you do have to be careful.

“There are spots that are dangerous and I am terribly sorry this accident has happened.

“I really feel for his family who must be heartbroken and I pray to god he comes out of it okay.”

“I am a big fan of cat’s eyes, but they would be expensive to put in.

“I have noticed recently along Broadhead Road these huge poles with reflectors on the top. They could be used here, particularly where there is a big drop off the side of the road.

“I have been in touch with the highways department who will look into it alongside Chorley Council or Lancashire County Council.”

Cllr Maureen Bateson, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s executive member for regeneration, added: “Our thoughts are with the young man and his family. We cannot comment further while the police investigation is ongoing.”

  • Were you one of the people who saw the aftermath of the crash or helped at the scene? Contact our newsdesk on 01204 537270 or newsdesk@theboltonnews.co.uk

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9:30am Fri 17 Jan 14

JustBecause says...

Fingers crossed for a recovery, my understanding is he is not in a good way at all and its touch and go. We are all thinking of you.
Fingers crossed for a recovery, my understanding is he is not in a good way at all and its touch and go. We are all thinking of you. JustBecause

9:42am Fri 17 Jan 14

jus' visitin says...

Hoping for a full and speedy recovery for this young man.
Hoping for a full and speedy recovery for this young man. jus' visitin

10:44am Fri 17 Jan 14

danssoncabaret says...

My heart goes out to this young man and his family, I pray for his recovery. So young! x
My heart goes out to this young man and his family, I pray for his recovery. So young! x danssoncabaret

1:15pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Winston"2+2=5"Smith says...

Hope the young lad makes a full recovery. I'm not religious but I will be sending him and his family positive thoughts during this difficult time.
Hope the young lad makes a full recovery. I'm not religious but I will be sending him and his family positive thoughts during this difficult time. Winston"2+2=5"Smith

1:26pm Fri 17 Jan 14

mililly says...

Why have all the previous comments been deleted?
Why have all the previous comments been deleted? mililly

2:31pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Comment777 says...

mililly wrote:
Why have all the previous comments been deleted?
The road shown in these pictures is a disgrace and unfortunately it may turn out to be responsible for long term injury or even a death. If this or any other car has dropped off the tarmac into the water filled ditch(indistinguisha
ble from the tarmac) attempting to correct the cars travel would lead to the driver losing control at which point he is just a passenger in the vehicle...hope the teenager recovers but the description of the accident and injuries does not allow for too much hope...
[quote][p][bold]mililly[/bold] wrote: Why have all the previous comments been deleted?[/p][/quote]The road shown in these pictures is a disgrace and unfortunately it may turn out to be responsible for long term injury or even a death. If this or any other car has dropped off the tarmac into the water filled ditch(indistinguisha ble from the tarmac) attempting to correct the cars travel would lead to the driver losing control at which point he is just a passenger in the vehicle...hope the teenager recovers but the description of the accident and injuries does not allow for too much hope... Comment777

3:15pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Gill bolton says...

Prayers for you young man.
Prayers for you young man. Gill bolton

5:12pm Fri 17 Jan 14

lv8151 says...

good luck to the lad .... but i disagree with the landlord .... the road it not too narrow .... no other cars where involved so where is the road not wide enough for a car .... people drive either too fast or without due care and attention on this stretch of road all the time
good luck to the lad .... but i disagree with the landlord .... the road it not too narrow .... no other cars where involved so where is the road not wide enough for a car .... people drive either too fast or without due care and attention on this stretch of road all the time lv8151

5:25pm Fri 17 Jan 14

davidjb says...

lv8151 wrote:
good luck to the lad .... but i disagree with the landlord .... the road it not too narrow .... no other cars where involved so where is the road not wide enough for a car .... people drive either too fast or without due care and attention on this stretch of road all the time
well the sign clearly states the road is only big enough for one car
[quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: good luck to the lad .... but i disagree with the landlord .... the road it not too narrow .... no other cars where involved so where is the road not wide enough for a car .... people drive either too fast or without due care and attention on this stretch of road all the time[/p][/quote]well the sign clearly states the road is only big enough for one car davidjb

5:42pm Fri 17 Jan 14

harvey_s says...

I wouldn't like to be driving on that road at 11pm.

There would be some idiot driving at some stupid speed (not that I am saying these people where!).
I wouldn't like to be driving on that road at 11pm. There would be some idiot driving at some stupid speed (not that I am saying these people where!). harvey_s

7:06pm Fri 17 Jan 14

lv8151 says...

davidjb wrote:
lv8151 wrote:
good luck to the lad .... but i disagree with the landlord .... the road it not too narrow .... no other cars where involved so where is the road not wide enough for a car .... people drive either too fast or without due care and attention on this stretch of road all the time
well the sign clearly states the road is only big enough for one car
and there was only 1 car on the road ... no other car was involved so that makes the road big enough
[quote][p][bold]davidjb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: good luck to the lad .... but i disagree with the landlord .... the road it not too narrow .... no other cars where involved so where is the road not wide enough for a car .... people drive either too fast or without due care and attention on this stretch of road all the time[/p][/quote]well the sign clearly states the road is only big enough for one car[/p][/quote]and there was only 1 car on the road ... no other car was involved so that makes the road big enough lv8151

7:52pm Fri 17 Jan 14

BBBBBBXX says...

I hope this young man pulls through ok.

I think the landlord is a bit off suggesting street lights. Headlights should be sufficient to see the road (M61 is unlit) and on a road like that, not having street lights makes it VERY easy to see any potential oncoming traffic.

Cats eyes aren't a good idea either in my opinion as they cause serious traction issues when wet and can upset a motorcycle's balance massively.

As for the pictures of the road erosion, if you had a wheel the other side of both yellow lines you would be inches off hitting the road sign warning of narrow road.

Accidents happen, I'm sure everyone is hoping for the best outcome from here
I hope this young man pulls through ok. I think the landlord is a bit off suggesting street lights. Headlights should be sufficient to see the road (M61 is unlit) and on a road like that, not having street lights makes it VERY easy to see any potential oncoming traffic. Cats eyes aren't a good idea either in my opinion as they cause serious traction issues when wet and can upset a motorcycle's balance massively. As for the pictures of the road erosion, if you had a wheel the other side of both yellow lines you would be inches off hitting the road sign warning of narrow road. Accidents happen, I'm sure everyone is hoping for the best outcome from here BBBBBBXX

8:22pm Fri 17 Jan 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

There's nothing wrong with the road, it is a classic country lane and has enough markings. Unfortunately 9 times out of 10 it is down to human error. We all know that the road is common place for speeding, especially at 11pm. We've all been there, done that.

Hope the young man makes a full recovery!
There's nothing wrong with the road, it is a classic country lane and has enough markings. Unfortunately 9 times out of 10 it is down to human error. We all know that the road is common place for speeding, especially at 11pm. We've all been there, done that. Hope the young man makes a full recovery! FreedomOfSpeech1945

8:33pm Fri 17 Jan 14

aardwolf says...

FreedomOfSpeech1945 wrote:
There's nothing wrong with the road, it is a classic country lane and has enough markings. Unfortunately 9 times out of 10 it is down to human error. We all know that the road is common place for speeding, especially at 11pm. We've all been there, done that.

Hope the young man makes a full recovery!
Beat me to it. The road is a great driving road but not forgiving to the inexperienced.
[quote][p][bold]FreedomOfSpeech1945[/bold] wrote: There's nothing wrong with the road, it is a classic country lane and has enough markings. Unfortunately 9 times out of 10 it is down to human error. We all know that the road is common place for speeding, especially at 11pm. We've all been there, done that. Hope the young man makes a full recovery![/p][/quote]Beat me to it. The road is a great driving road but not forgiving to the inexperienced. aardwolf

8:42pm Fri 17 Jan 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

aardwolf wrote:
FreedomOfSpeech1945 wrote:
There's nothing wrong with the road, it is a classic country lane and has enough markings. Unfortunately 9 times out of 10 it is down to human error. We all know that the road is common place for speeding, especially at 11pm. We've all been there, done that.

Hope the young man makes a full recovery!
Beat me to it. The road is a great driving road but not forgiving to the inexperienced.
It is rather tetchy in the snow too! :D
[quote][p][bold]aardwolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FreedomOfSpeech1945[/bold] wrote: There's nothing wrong with the road, it is a classic country lane and has enough markings. Unfortunately 9 times out of 10 it is down to human error. We all know that the road is common place for speeding, especially at 11pm. We've all been there, done that. Hope the young man makes a full recovery![/p][/quote]Beat me to it. The road is a great driving road but not forgiving to the inexperienced.[/p][/quote]It is rather tetchy in the snow too! :D FreedomOfSpeech1945

11:07pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Don Kiddick says...

FreedomOfSpeech1945 wrote:
There's nothing wrong with the road, it is a classic country lane and has enough markings. Unfortunately 9 times out of 10 it is down to human error. We all know that the road is common place for speeding, especially at 11pm. We've all been there, done that.

Hope the young man makes a full recovery!
Been there, done that and still doing that.

I've been thrashing that road for 30 years now on a bike and in cars. Late on no headlights means the road is yours. I play mainly on tracks, but roads like that still make my nerves tingle - it's like coming home.

Its like having a little piece of North Wales in our back garden.

Sadly, it's very unforgiving in places and when the talent runs out . . . the consequences can last a lifetime.
[quote][p][bold]FreedomOfSpeech1945[/bold] wrote: There's nothing wrong with the road, it is a classic country lane and has enough markings. Unfortunately 9 times out of 10 it is down to human error. We all know that the road is common place for speeding, especially at 11pm. We've all been there, done that. Hope the young man makes a full recovery![/p][/quote]Been there, done that and still doing that. I've been thrashing that road for 30 years now on a bike and in cars. Late on no headlights means the road is yours. I play mainly on tracks, but roads like that still make my nerves tingle - it's like coming home. Its like having a little piece of North Wales in our back garden. Sadly, it's very unforgiving in places and when the talent runs out . . . the consequences can last a lifetime. Don Kiddick

3:00pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Citizen Cane says...

Unlit winding roads are hard to judge at night - seatbelts and a sensible speed are the best precautions. Accidents are not the fault of the road in the great majority of cases.
Unlit winding roads are hard to judge at night - seatbelts and a sensible speed are the best precautions. Accidents are not the fault of the road in the great majority of cases. Citizen Cane

4:28pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Replytohatersandscum says...

do these people not learn speed kills !!!!!!
do these people not learn speed kills !!!!!! Replytohatersandscum

4:52pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Don Kiddick says...

Replytohatersandscum wrote:
do these people not learn speed kills !!!!!!
No it doesn't, it's usually rapid deceleration. Newton's laws of motion and all that.
[quote][p][bold]Replytohatersandscum[/bold] wrote: do these people not learn speed kills !!!!!![/p][/quote]No it doesn't, it's usually rapid deceleration. Newton's laws of motion and all that. Don Kiddick

4:55pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Donkey Stone says...

Don Kiddick wrote:
FreedomOfSpeech1945 wrote:
There's nothing wrong with the road, it is a classic country lane and has enough markings. Unfortunately 9 times out of 10 it is down to human error. We all know that the road is common place for speeding, especially at 11pm. We've all been there, done that.

Hope the young man makes a full recovery!
Been there, done that and still doing that.

I've been thrashing that road for 30 years now on a bike and in cars. Late on no headlights means the road is yours. I play mainly on tracks, but roads like that still make my nerves tingle - it's like coming home.

Its like having a little piece of North Wales in our back garden.

Sadly, it's very unforgiving in places and when the talent runs out . . . the consequences can last a lifetime.
Or if you meet a vehicle coming the other way doing everything right.Ignoring the law is not a talent.
[quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FreedomOfSpeech1945[/bold] wrote: There's nothing wrong with the road, it is a classic country lane and has enough markings. Unfortunately 9 times out of 10 it is down to human error. We all know that the road is common place for speeding, especially at 11pm. We've all been there, done that. Hope the young man makes a full recovery![/p][/quote]Been there, done that and still doing that. I've been thrashing that road for 30 years now on a bike and in cars. Late on no headlights means the road is yours. I play mainly on tracks, but roads like that still make my nerves tingle - it's like coming home. Its like having a little piece of North Wales in our back garden. Sadly, it's very unforgiving in places and when the talent runs out . . . the consequences can last a lifetime.[/p][/quote]Or if you meet a vehicle coming the other way doing everything right.Ignoring the law is not a talent. Donkey Stone

5:09pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Don Kiddick says...

Citizen Cane wrote:
Unlit winding roads are hard to judge at night - seatbelts and a sensible speed are the best precautions. Accidents are not the fault of the road in the great majority of cases.
Seatbelts - yeh, sounds like one wasn't worn if the young lad was thrown out but we don't know for certain (I think its a fairly safe assumption though).

And yep, usually it's people that cause the incident whether not being able to control their car at speed or being careless/thoughtless
. Tyres are always a suspect, budget brand, tread depth, pressure and uniformaty across the four corners, temperature are all factors - grip goes then the hapless driver is out of his or her depth - it's not speed but lack of ability that's the issue. Car control is not a requirement of the driving test and it should be as should raising the minimim driving age to 21.
[quote][p][bold]Citizen Cane[/bold] wrote: Unlit winding roads are hard to judge at night - seatbelts and a sensible speed are the best precautions. Accidents are not the fault of the road in the great majority of cases.[/p][/quote]Seatbelts - yeh, sounds like one wasn't worn if the young lad was thrown out but we don't know for certain (I think its a fairly safe assumption though). And yep, usually it's people that cause the incident whether not being able to control their car at speed or being careless/thoughtless . Tyres are always a suspect, budget brand, tread depth, pressure and uniformaty across the four corners, temperature are all factors - grip goes then the hapless driver is out of his or her depth - it's not speed but lack of ability that's the issue. Car control is not a requirement of the driving test and it should be as should raising the minimim driving age to 21. Don Kiddick

5:51pm Sat 18 Jan 14

wsw69 says...

Fingers crossed for a good outcome.
Fingers crossed for a good outcome. wsw69

9:30pm Sun 19 Jan 14

davidjb says...

lv8151 wrote:
davidjb wrote:
lv8151 wrote:
good luck to the lad .... but i disagree with the landlord .... the road it not too narrow .... no other cars where involved so where is the road not wide enough for a car .... people drive either too fast or without due care and attention on this stretch of road all the time
well the sign clearly states the road is only big enough for one car
and there was only 1 car on the road ... no other car was involved so that makes the road big enough
so you was a witness to the accident? please call the number
[quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davidjb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: good luck to the lad .... but i disagree with the landlord .... the road it not too narrow .... no other cars where involved so where is the road not wide enough for a car .... people drive either too fast or without due care and attention on this stretch of road all the time[/p][/quote]well the sign clearly states the road is only big enough for one car[/p][/quote]and there was only 1 car on the road ... no other car was involved so that makes the road big enough[/p][/quote]so you was a witness to the accident? please call the number davidjb

9:44pm Sun 19 Jan 14

lv8151 says...

davidjb wrote:
lv8151 wrote:
davidjb wrote:
lv8151 wrote:
good luck to the lad .... but i disagree with the landlord .... the road it not too narrow .... no other cars where involved so where is the road not wide enough for a car .... people drive either too fast or without due care and attention on this stretch of road all the time
well the sign clearly states the road is only big enough for one car
and there was only 1 car on the road ... no other car was involved so that makes the road big enough
so you was a witness to the accident? please call the number
as stated in the report "No other cars were involved in the smash, which resulted in the car landing on a grass bank after rolling several times" .... so no i was not a witness but yes i am capable of reading a report .... unlike some i see
[quote][p][bold]davidjb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]davidjb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: good luck to the lad .... but i disagree with the landlord .... the road it not too narrow .... no other cars where involved so where is the road not wide enough for a car .... people drive either too fast or without due care and attention on this stretch of road all the time[/p][/quote]well the sign clearly states the road is only big enough for one car[/p][/quote]and there was only 1 car on the road ... no other car was involved so that makes the road big enough[/p][/quote]so you was a witness to the accident? please call the number[/p][/quote]as stated in the report "No other cars were involved in the smash, which resulted in the car landing on a grass bank after rolling several times" .... so no i was not a witness but yes i am capable of reading a report .... unlike some i see lv8151

9:13pm Mon 20 Jan 14

hoboh2o says...

Donkey Stone wrote:
Don Kiddick wrote:
FreedomOfSpeech1945 wrote: There's nothing wrong with the road, it is a classic country lane and has enough markings. Unfortunately 9 times out of 10 it is down to human error. We all know that the road is common place for speeding, especially at 11pm. We've all been there, done that. Hope the young man makes a full recovery!
Been there, done that and still doing that. I've been thrashing that road for 30 years now on a bike and in cars. Late on no headlights means the road is yours. I play mainly on tracks, but roads like that still make my nerves tingle - it's like coming home. Its like having a little piece of North Wales in our back garden. Sadly, it's very unforgiving in places and when the talent runs out . . . the consequences can last a lifetime.
Or if you meet a vehicle coming the other way doing everything right.Ignoring the law is not a talent.
Not half the road it was, too many bumps and potholes on the bends now. Seen a few binning their bikes over the last couple of years
[quote][p][bold]Donkey Stone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Don Kiddick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FreedomOfSpeech1945[/bold] wrote: There's nothing wrong with the road, it is a classic country lane and has enough markings. Unfortunately 9 times out of 10 it is down to human error. We all know that the road is common place for speeding, especially at 11pm. We've all been there, done that. Hope the young man makes a full recovery![/p][/quote]Been there, done that and still doing that. I've been thrashing that road for 30 years now on a bike and in cars. Late on no headlights means the road is yours. I play mainly on tracks, but roads like that still make my nerves tingle - it's like coming home. Its like having a little piece of North Wales in our back garden. Sadly, it's very unforgiving in places and when the talent runs out . . . the consequences can last a lifetime.[/p][/quote]Or if you meet a vehicle coming the other way doing everything right.Ignoring the law is not a talent.[/p][/quote]Not half the road it was, too many bumps and potholes on the bends now. Seen a few binning their bikes over the last couple of years hoboh2o

7:57am Tue 21 Jan 14

burylad says...

I was a minute or so behind the crash and got out of my car to help. Hope the lads going to be alright. I've had to comment to say all these suggestions to improve the road is pointless. Seriously, what are cats eyes or reflectors going to do? Its a country road, a dream road for boy racers and bikers. No amount of reflectors are going to slow people down over there. Its not a case of people cant see the road its how fast people go...
I was a minute or so behind the crash and got out of my car to help. Hope the lads going to be alright. I've had to comment to say all these suggestions to improve the road is pointless. Seriously, what are cats eyes or reflectors going to do? Its a country road, a dream road for boy racers and bikers. No amount of reflectors are going to slow people down over there. Its not a case of people cant see the road its how fast people go... burylad

5:36am Sat 25 Jan 14

GlovelessObserver says...

No one has ever been hurt or killed on that particular stretch EVER, Until recently they put a (5TonOfSolidStone) bridge at the narrowest part where you might need to "ditch" it" if an oncoming vehicle hadn't slowed down. This accident happened a hundred yards away from that recent modification and is the only serious accident I've heard of on that stretch in 20 years.
No one has ever been hurt or killed on that particular stretch EVER, Until recently they put a (5TonOfSolidStone) bridge at the narrowest part where you might need to "ditch" it" if an oncoming vehicle hadn't slowed down. This accident happened a hundred yards away from that recent modification and is the only serious accident I've heard of on that stretch in 20 years. GlovelessObserver

5:43am Sat 25 Jan 14

GlovelessObserver says...

davidjb wrote:
lv8151 wrote:
good luck to the lad .... but i disagree with the landlord .... the road it not too narrow .... no other cars where involved so where is the road not wide enough for a car .... people drive either too fast or without due care and attention on this stretch of road all the time
well the sign clearly states the road is only big enough for one car
I wonder if he didn't know of the UNSIGNPOSTED modification to the road, and lost control at the NEW stone bridge, got into a tankslapper(due to having to steer more violently than expected, upsetting the car) and caught enough wheel in the ditch to flip it.

Where he actually flipped is a stright section of road, you dont lose control on straight roads. Hence: The NEW bridge "caused" this loss of control 100yrds back from the flip point. I said when I saw that bridge, it will kill someone. I hope I was wrong.
[quote][p][bold]davidjb[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lv8151[/bold] wrote: good luck to the lad .... but i disagree with the landlord .... the road it not too narrow .... no other cars where involved so where is the road not wide enough for a car .... people drive either too fast or without due care and attention on this stretch of road all the time[/p][/quote]well the sign clearly states the road is only big enough for one car[/p][/quote]I wonder if he didn't know of the UNSIGNPOSTED modification to the road, and lost control at the NEW stone bridge, got into a tankslapper(due to having to steer more violently than expected, upsetting the car) and caught enough wheel in the ditch to flip it. Where he actually flipped is a stright section of road, you dont lose control on straight roads. Hence: The NEW bridge "caused" this loss of control 100yrds back from the flip point. I said when I saw that bridge, it will kill someone. I hope I was wrong. GlovelessObserver

5:45am Sat 25 Jan 14

GlovelessObserver says...

Also, why did the council think it clever to put a steel post 12" from the side of a 60mph road with a sign warning of danger? THE STEEL POST NEXT TO THE NARROW 60MPH ROAD IS THE DANGER
Also, why did the council think it clever to put a steel post 12" from the side of a 60mph road with a sign warning of danger? THE STEEL POST NEXT TO THE NARROW 60MPH ROAD IS THE DANGER GlovelessObserver

5:58am Sat 25 Jan 14

GlovelessObserver says...

The new bridge with no reflectors, no signpost, nothing. that's what caused it. It's Virtually invisible at night, you cant see it till you have to deal with it. It scares me. Councillors can pretend it's not their fault, but they ORDERED the new bridge thing, I just wonder how many more will crash there before they properly signpost it as follows: "Road DESIGN ALTERED AHEAD; ATTENTION - 5 Tons of STONE installed on sides of road, Corner sharpened, no verge for 20 yards".
The new bridge with no reflectors, no signpost, nothing. that's what caused it. It's Virtually invisible at night, you cant see it till you have to deal with it. It scares me. Councillors can pretend it's not their fault, but they ORDERED the new bridge thing, I just wonder how many more will crash there before they properly signpost it as follows: "Road DESIGN ALTERED AHEAD; ATTENTION - 5 Tons of STONE installed on sides of road, Corner sharpened, no verge for 20 yards". GlovelessObserver

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