M61 motorway closed after toxic chemical HGV crash

The Bolton News: M61 motorway closed after toxic chemical HGV crash M61 motorway closed after toxic chemical HGV crash

AN area of the M61 motorway was closed after a crash involving a car and a heavy goods vehicle containing toxic chemicals.

The crash, between the lorry and a Nissan Micra, happened at about 1am this morning at junction 4 of the southbound carriageway of the M61 near Farnworth.

Firefighters at first believed the toxic substances on board the lorry may have spilt onto the road and cordoned off the area.

They then went into the lorry wearing protective equipment and breathing apparatus before assessing that none of the material had been spilt.

The driver and passenger of the Nissan Micra were not seriously injured but were taken to hospital for a check up.

The section of motorway was closed for about an hour before being re-opened.

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10:22am Thu 22 May 14

atlas123 says...

Any excuse to get dressed up and play with their unusual toys, if they couldn't do that they'd have cut the roof off something, then gone on strike!
Any excuse to get dressed up and play with their unusual toys, if they couldn't do that they'd have cut the roof off something, then gone on strike! atlas123
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12:26pm Thu 22 May 14

What the Deuce!! says...

atlas123 wrote:
Any excuse to get dressed up and play with their unusual toys, if they couldn't do that they'd have cut the roof off something, then gone on strike!
You Absolute Goon! You may find they cut the roof off every motor because the even bigger Goons than you in the car pretends to have back pain because they know they can cash in for a quick whippy. Yet when the Goons are in trouble guess who comes running along to help?
[quote][p][bold]atlas123[/bold] wrote: Any excuse to get dressed up and play with their unusual toys, if they couldn't do that they'd have cut the roof off something, then gone on strike![/p][/quote]You Absolute Goon! You may find they cut the roof off every motor because the even bigger Goons than you in the car pretends to have back pain because they know they can cash in for a quick whippy. Yet when the Goons are in trouble guess who comes running along to help? What the Deuce!!
  • Score: 13

12:44pm Thu 22 May 14

Lee3695 says...

atlas123 wrote:
Any excuse to get dressed up and play with their unusual toys, if they couldn't do that they'd have cut the roof off something, then gone on strike!
Do you really think the Fire Service 'play' with life saving equipment, cut the roofs of vehicles for the sake of it and go on strike at will? Would you risk your life to save someone elses? Would you go into a crashed lorry amongst potentially deadly chemicals to assess if any of the containers were damaged and leaking, putting anyone nearby at risk? Would you do any of this voluntarily (yes I know they are paid staff)? If you lived nearby or where on the motorway, or god-forbid, involved in the incident, you would doubtlessly be saying soemthing very different to the inane childish comments you posted earlier!
[quote][p][bold]atlas123[/bold] wrote: Any excuse to get dressed up and play with their unusual toys, if they couldn't do that they'd have cut the roof off something, then gone on strike![/p][/quote]Do you really think the Fire Service 'play' with life saving equipment, cut the roofs of vehicles for the sake of it and go on strike at will? Would you risk your life to save someone elses? Would you go into a crashed lorry amongst potentially deadly chemicals to assess if any of the containers were damaged and leaking, putting anyone nearby at risk? Would you do any of this voluntarily (yes I know they are paid staff)? If you lived nearby or where on the motorway, or god-forbid, involved in the incident, you would doubtlessly be saying soemthing very different to the inane childish comments you posted earlier! Lee3695
  • Score: 14

2:19pm Thu 22 May 14

mr.mark.c says...

atlas123 wrote:
Any excuse to get dressed up and play with their unusual toys, if they couldn't do that they'd have cut the roof off something, then gone on strike!
Did the Billy Goats wake you up ?
[quote][p][bold]atlas123[/bold] wrote: Any excuse to get dressed up and play with their unusual toys, if they couldn't do that they'd have cut the roof off something, then gone on strike![/p][/quote]Did the Billy Goats wake you up ? mr.mark.c
  • Score: 1

4:22pm Thu 22 May 14

llcoolwayne says...

atlas123 wrote:
Any excuse to get dressed up and play with their unusual toys, if they couldn't do that they'd have cut the roof off something, then gone on strike!
Bell end
[quote][p][bold]atlas123[/bold] wrote: Any excuse to get dressed up and play with their unusual toys, if they couldn't do that they'd have cut the roof off something, then gone on strike![/p][/quote]Bell end llcoolwayne
  • Score: 2

10:37am Fri 23 May 14

Don Cowan says...

atlas123 wrote:
Any excuse to get dressed up and play with their unusual toys, if they couldn't do that they'd have cut the roof off something, then gone on strike!
Did you escape with the chickens on M62 near Eccles? What a Richard Cranium!
[quote][p][bold]atlas123[/bold] wrote: Any excuse to get dressed up and play with their unusual toys, if they couldn't do that they'd have cut the roof off something, then gone on strike![/p][/quote]Did you escape with the chickens on M62 near Eccles? What a Richard Cranium! Don Cowan
  • Score: 1

9:39am Sun 25 May 14

By George says...

Toxic means poisonous could kill could cause serious damage to the body, possibly Atlas 123 has bed exposed to something toxic in the past, hope he or she gets better soon
Toxic means poisonous could kill could cause serious damage to the body, possibly Atlas 123 has bed exposed to something toxic in the past, hope he or she gets better soon By George
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