UPDATED: Woman taken to hospital after car crash on M61

The crash scene after a Chevrolet overturned on the M61

The crash scene after a Chevrolet overturned on the M61

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A WOMAN is recovering in hospital after a car crash on the M61 near Bolton.

The car overturned vehicle on the southbound carriageway of the motorway near junction three about 8.20pm on Thursday night.

Traffic ground to a halt while firefighters cut off the roof of the Chevrolet, which had tipped onto its side.

The 50-year-old driver was taken to Royal Bolton Hospital "as a precaution".

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1:51am Fri 4 Apr 14

Laurendavina says...

I was one of many who helped the driver involved in this crash- I just want to say I hope she recovers quickly, she's a very lucky lady.
Best wishes to her, from the young lady who ended up in the car with her.
I was one of many who helped the driver involved in this crash- I just want to say I hope she recovers quickly, she's a very lucky lady. Best wishes to her, from the young lady who ended up in the car with her. Laurendavina
  • Score: 14

4:15am Fri 4 Apr 14

johnluke says...

I was behind the car when it happend.flipped from north to southbound carrage over central reservation. Very lucky.it could have been much worse
I was behind the car when it happend.flipped from north to southbound carrage over central reservation. Very lucky.it could have been much worse johnluke
  • Score: 4

8:04pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Comment777 says...

How does anyone manage to roll a car on thIs stretch of the M61, THE ROAD HAS CURVES BUT NO REAL BENDS..the driver should be made to attend an advanced training course, have her licence suspended for a period and take an extended driving test including driving on a motorway...this is of course assuming that her poor quality chevrolet was not to blame...
How does anyone manage to roll a car on thIs stretch of the M61, THE ROAD HAS CURVES BUT NO REAL BENDS..the driver should be made to attend an advanced training course, have her licence suspended for a period and take an extended driving test including driving on a motorway...this is of course assuming that her poor quality chevrolet was not to blame... Comment777
  • Score: -4

8:22pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Laurendavina says...

Comment777 wrote:
How does anyone manage to roll a car on thIs stretch of the M61, THE ROAD HAS CURVES BUT NO REAL BENDS..the driver should be made to attend an advanced training course, have her licence suspended for a period and take an extended driving test including driving on a motorway...this is of course assuming that her poor quality chevrolet was not to blame...
Can I just defend this lady...and also state if you don't know the full details you shouldn't stick your 2pence in! I think you will find another driver cut this lady up and she had to take evasive action to not hit the other driver.
[quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: How does anyone manage to roll a car on thIs stretch of the M61, THE ROAD HAS CURVES BUT NO REAL BENDS..the driver should be made to attend an advanced training course, have her licence suspended for a period and take an extended driving test including driving on a motorway...this is of course assuming that her poor quality chevrolet was not to blame...[/p][/quote]Can I just defend this lady...and also state if you don't know the full details you shouldn't stick your 2pence in! I think you will find another driver cut this lady up and she had to take evasive action to not hit the other driver. Laurendavina
  • Score: 1

9:29pm Fri 4 Apr 14

johnluke says...

She wasnt cut up by anyone.there was no other vehicle there it looks as she was close to the centre hit the barrier from the corner and flipped over
She wasnt cut up by anyone.there was no other vehicle there it looks as she was close to the centre hit the barrier from the corner and flipped over johnluke
  • Score: 0

11:06pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Laurendavina says...

johnluke wrote:
She wasnt cut up by anyone.there was no other vehicle there it looks as she was close to the centre hit the barrier from the corner and flipped over
Just quoting what the emergency services and other witnesses told me at the scene.....just don't think it's fair for people to slate someone who could have been seriously hurt- especially when they weren't there. Modern technology I suppose gives people varied perspectives.
[quote][p][bold]johnluke[/bold] wrote: She wasnt cut up by anyone.there was no other vehicle there it looks as she was close to the centre hit the barrier from the corner and flipped over[/p][/quote]Just quoting what the emergency services and other witnesses told me at the scene.....just don't think it's fair for people to slate someone who could have been seriously hurt- especially when they weren't there. Modern technology I suppose gives people varied perspectives. Laurendavina
  • Score: -1

2:40am Sat 5 Apr 14

johnluke says...

It could well have been worse.i was on the middle lane about 100 yards behind her on the north side.all of a sudden the car in front rammed the centre then spun over the centre onto the south side..had a car car been approaching on the outside lane coming south .there would have been fatalities for sure
It could well have been worse.i was on the middle lane about 100 yards behind her on the north side.all of a sudden the car in front rammed the centre then spun over the centre onto the south side..had a car car been approaching on the outside lane coming south .there would have been fatalities for sure johnluke
  • Score: 2

5:46am Sat 5 Apr 14

Laurendavina says...

johnluke wrote:
It could well have been worse.i was on the middle lane about 100 yards behind her on the north side.all of a sudden the car in front rammed the centre then spun over the centre onto the south side..had a car car been approaching on the outside lane coming south .there would have been fatalities for sure
Hope you're aware I wasn't having a go at you johnluke; it was to the ignorant person who previously commented. Obviously I can only go off what I was told, but I do however think it is for the police to establish how/what happened.
Yeah it was a miracle that nobody was on that exact spot- she landed fast lane into middle lane.
Have you given your account of events to the police?
[quote][p][bold]johnluke[/bold] wrote: It could well have been worse.i was on the middle lane about 100 yards behind her on the north side.all of a sudden the car in front rammed the centre then spun over the centre onto the south side..had a car car been approaching on the outside lane coming south .there would have been fatalities for sure[/p][/quote]Hope you're aware I wasn't having a go at you johnluke; it was to the ignorant person who previously commented. Obviously I can only go off what I was told, but I do however think it is for the police to establish how/what happened. Yeah it was a miracle that nobody was on that exact spot- she landed fast lane into middle lane. Have you given your account of events to the police? Laurendavina
  • Score: 0

9:31am Sat 5 Apr 14

BBBBBBXX says...

I hope the lady is ok.

Taking emotion out of it, this woman's poor driving (based on John's account) could have killed somebody.

It's about time we had proper education on motorway driving in the uk - it's pathetic that you pass your test having never driven on a motorway. I do a lot of miles and am fed up with people hogging lane 2/3 with no thought or concept to what they are actually doing.

I might sound like a pedant but there is no "fast lane" lauren, they all have the same speed limit and you should use the inside lane unless overtaking.
I hope the lady is ok. Taking emotion out of it, this woman's poor driving (based on John's account) could have killed somebody. It's about time we had proper education on motorway driving in the uk - it's pathetic that you pass your test having never driven on a motorway. I do a lot of miles and am fed up with people hogging lane 2/3 with no thought or concept to what they are actually doing. I might sound like a pedant but there is no "fast lane" lauren, they all have the same speed limit and you should use the inside lane unless overtaking. BBBBBBXX
  • Score: 0

9:50am Sat 5 Apr 14

Heliweli1986 says...

First of all I would like to say Thank you to Lauren who got in the car. I am the daughter of the driver. My mum is very lucky she survived.
Secondly to all you other's commenting about the 'bad driving'- a jaguar car cut my mum up on the motorway causing her to try and avoid hitting any other cars, which lead to her hitting the central reservation and the car flipping on the side. The driving that caused the accideny has come forward to the police so I would appreciate you not commenting your ignorant views! My mum does not need an awareness course!!!
Once again thank you to all who stopped to help, I am very grateful.
Unfortunatly accidents happen and i am just grateful it wasn't fatal, as some accidents are.

Natalie
First of all I would like to say Thank you to Lauren who got in the car. I am the daughter of the driver. My mum is very lucky she survived. Secondly to all you other's commenting about the 'bad driving'- a jaguar car cut my mum up on the motorway causing her to try and avoid hitting any other cars, which lead to her hitting the central reservation and the car flipping on the side. The driving that caused the accideny has come forward to the police so I would appreciate you not commenting your ignorant views! My mum does not need an awareness course!!! Once again thank you to all who stopped to help, I am very grateful. Unfortunatly accidents happen and i am just grateful it wasn't fatal, as some accidents are. Natalie Heliweli1986
  • Score: 7

10:52am Sat 5 Apr 14

Laurendavina says...

Natalie it was my pleasure, how is your mum? Will you send her my best wishes, I didn't stay to see her get removed from her car.
As you said she was so lucky to survive and as I was only medically trained person on scene I am more than aware it could have been much worse. She did really well keeping chatting with me and we even managed a laugh despite her being in pain, shock and being trapped
Lauren x
Natalie it was my pleasure, how is your mum? Will you send her my best wishes, I didn't stay to see her get removed from her car. As you said she was so lucky to survive and as I was only medically trained person on scene I am more than aware it could have been much worse. She did really well keeping chatting with me and we even managed a laugh despite her being in pain, shock and being trapped Lauren x Laurendavina
  • Score: 5

2:51pm Sat 5 Apr 14

johnluke says...

Hi lauren I havent gave any evidence .it happened very quick .but sure as sure had the car not gone over the central reservation and stayed on my side sure it would have been my duty to stop and report it .but motorists on the other side would ..bad driving not to blame.just close to the barrier.very much like a pit maneuver in a different dimension
Hi lauren I havent gave any evidence .it happened very quick .but sure as sure had the car not gone over the central reservation and stayed on my side sure it would have been my duty to stop and report it .but motorists on the other side would ..bad driving not to blame.just close to the barrier.very much like a pit maneuver in a different dimension johnluke
  • Score: 0

12:09am Mon 7 Apr 14

Laurendavina says...

Well Johnluke if you are a witness to an accident you should be contacting the police. But as the driver's daughter has confirmed above that there was another driver who has admitted causing the accident I think maybe you didn't see the other vehicle involved?
Well Johnluke if you are a witness to an accident you should be contacting the police. But as the driver's daughter has confirmed above that there was another driver who has admitted causing the accident I think maybe you didn't see the other vehicle involved? Laurendavina
  • Score: 0

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