Man suffered 'deep leg wounds' in head-on crash near Blackrod

Man suffered 'deep leg wounds' in head-on crash near Blackrod

A worker cleans up after the crash on the A6 in Blackrod

A worker cleans up after the crash on the A6 in Blackrod

A worker cleans up after the crash on the A6 in Blackrod

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A 20-YEAR-OLD man involved in a head-on crash suffered deep wounds in both legs.

A Toyota Yaris and a Bentley Continental crashed in Chorley Road between Blackrod and Adlington, near the Cherry Tree Pub, at about 4.35pm on Tuesday.

The man driving the Toyota suffered deep cuts in both knees and a facial injury.

The driver of the Bentley, a 46-year-old man, believed to be from Samlesbury in Lancashire, was taken to hospital with suspected neck injuries.

The A6 was closed while debris was cleared.

Firefighters from Horwich cut the Toyota driver from the car, which was badly crushed.

A North West Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We received a call at 4.35pm and were on scene at 4.46pm.

"The 20-year-old male had leg and facial injuries. He had deep wounds to both knees.

"Two ambulances were sent to the scene.

"The 20-year-old was taken to Royal Preston Hospital and the other man to Chorley and District Hospital.

"Neither of the men suffered life threatening injuries.”

A police spokesman said the crash is not being investigated by GMP’s serious collision investigation unit.

Witnesses can call police on 101.


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7:02am Thu 6 Feb 14

Wigan Trotter says...

Not surprised with the speeds that some idiots do on this section of the A6
Not surprised with the speeds that some idiots do on this section of the A6 Wigan Trotter
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1:46pm Thu 6 Feb 14

I.careless2 says...

it still needs and alwya had needed lighting to make it safer
I have lived close to this junction for 40 years and how they have met head on is a mystery which I would love to know the answer to I supect the junction or the valeting place is involved somehow but I guarantee driver ignorance is involved somehow Maybe full beams or poor overtaking

we need to Put lights at this junction and that would help in making it safer and sack whoever decided to put the bollard towards Adlington just in a spot where as a driver it blocks out your view of traffic coming from adlington making crossing the junction from Blackrod to Horwich a nightmare
again this is a junction I use every single day and see close calls every night. winter is especially bad in the dark and rain.
it still needs and alwya had needed lighting to make it safer I have lived close to this junction for 40 years and how they have met head on is a mystery which I would love to know the answer to I supect the junction or the valeting place is involved somehow but I guarantee driver ignorance is involved somehow Maybe full beams or poor overtaking we need to Put lights at this junction and that would help in making it safer and sack whoever decided to put the bollard towards Adlington just in a spot where as a driver it blocks out your view of traffic coming from adlington making crossing the junction from Blackrod to Horwich a nightmare again this is a junction I use every single day and see close calls every night. winter is especially bad in the dark and rain. I.careless2
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