Driver arrested after cyclist suffers serious head injuries in crash near Macron Stadium

The Bolton News: Police at the scene of the crash in De Havilland Way, near the Macron Stadium, where a cyclist was left with "serious head injuries" Police at the scene of the crash in De Havilland Way, near the Macron Stadium, where a cyclist was left with "serious head injuries"

A DRIVER has been arrested after a cyclist suffered serious head injuries in a car accident near the Macron Stadium.

The accident happened in De Havilland Way, between the Parklands roundabout and Mansell Way, at about 6am this morning.

The male cyclist has been taken to Salford Royal Hospital with serious head injuries and a suspected fractured skull, according to a police spokesman.

He is said to be in a "very serious" condition, with a bleed to the brain, and is now undergoing emergency surgery.

The man driving the car involved, a Peugeot 208, has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and is being questioned in custody.

The road was shut eastbound between 6am and 7.30am, but one lane has now reopened.

Several police vehicles remain in the right hand lane of the road as officers continue their investigations at the scene.

The crumpled bike has been removed and placed on the grass verge at the side of the road.  

Commuters in the area experienced delays earlier this morning, with the closure causing tailbacks onto the M61 at junction 6, but traffic problems have now eased.

A police spokesman said: "We were called out at about six o'clock this morning to De Havilland Way to a road traffic collision involving a Peugeot 208 and a cyclist.

"The cyclist suffered serious head injuries and potentially a fractured skull and was taken to Salford Royal for treatment.

"The driver was arrested for dangerous driving."

A North West Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed that a man had been taken to Salford Royal by land ambulance.

The incident took place as firefighters were starting their latest period of strike action, which ran from 6am to 8am.

But a spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said they were not required to attend.

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9:41am Wed 16 Jul 14

Donkey Stone says...

I hope the cyclist makes a full and speedy recovery. Good luck whoever you are.
I hope the cyclist makes a full and speedy recovery. Good luck whoever you are. Donkey Stone
  • Score: 59

10:08am Wed 16 Jul 14

catsden says...

Hope the cyclist makes a full recovery
Hope the cyclist makes a full recovery catsden
  • Score: 43

1:09pm Wed 16 Jul 14

boydell says...

My sympathies go to the cyclist and his family, I hope he makes a good recovery....but....w
as there REALLY a need for FIVE police cars to be still at the scene at 11oclock this morning ???? five hours after the incident !!
For a minute I thought there was a major pile up of cars.
C'mon Greater Manchester Police get a grip !
My sympathies go to the cyclist and his family, I hope he makes a good recovery....but....w as there REALLY a need for FIVE police cars to be still at the scene at 11oclock this morning ???? five hours after the incident !! For a minute I thought there was a major pile up of cars. C'mon Greater Manchester Police get a grip ! boydell
  • Score: 4

1:35pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Farnworth Lady says...

I wish the Cyclist a speedy recovery.
Dangerous Driving is getting worse by the day.
Why cant some Motorists just abide by the rules!!
I wish the Cyclist a speedy recovery. Dangerous Driving is getting worse by the day. Why cant some Motorists just abide by the rules!! Farnworth Lady
  • Score: 16

2:10pm Wed 16 Jul 14

roadsweeper says...

It looks from the photo, like it is the approach to the Beehive Roundabout. I got knocked off my bike there last year. Its a dangerous spot for cyclists, I avoid at all costs now!
It looks from the photo, like it is the approach to the Beehive Roundabout. I got knocked off my bike there last year. Its a dangerous spot for cyclists, I avoid at all costs now! roadsweeper
  • Score: 5

2:34pm Wed 16 Jul 14

sconepastry says...

Farnworth Lady - perhaps you should wait until the full facts of this incident are released before making comments like that.

And as a safe and careful driver, there are plenty of cyclists on the road who have nearly caused me accidents over the years with their irresponsible behaviour, so it works both ways. I also pay my road tax which I believe all road users, including cyclists, should pay. But yep, let's blame the motorists eh!

I pray that this chap makes a full recovery
Farnworth Lady - perhaps you should wait until the full facts of this incident are released before making comments like that. And as a safe and careful driver, there are plenty of cyclists on the road who have nearly caused me accidents over the years with their irresponsible behaviour, so it works both ways. I also pay my road tax which I believe all road users, including cyclists, should pay. But yep, let's blame the motorists eh! I pray that this chap makes a full recovery sconepastry
  • Score: 7

2:49pm Wed 16 Jul 14

roadsweeper says...

Sconepastry, just to pick you up on a small technical point: Road tax was actually abolished in 1937. The little disk on your car is actually Vehicle Excise Duty and is based on emissions. There are also plenty of cars around today that are so efficient they are not required to pay anything towards VED. Perhaps you should look into this for your next car purchase, then you will feel less hard done by when you are passing cyclists!
Sconepastry, just to pick you up on a small technical point: Road tax was actually abolished in 1937. The little disk on your car is actually Vehicle Excise Duty and is based on emissions. There are also plenty of cars around today that are so efficient they are not required to pay anything towards VED. Perhaps you should look into this for your next car purchase, then you will feel less hard done by when you are passing cyclists! roadsweeper
  • Score: 34

2:59pm Wed 16 Jul 14

barrybond says...

sconepastry wrote:
Farnworth Lady - perhaps you should wait until the full facts of this incident are released before making comments like that.

And as a safe and careful driver, there are plenty of cyclists on the road who have nearly caused me accidents over the years with their irresponsible behaviour, so it works both ways. I also pay my road tax which I believe all road users, including cyclists, should pay. But yep, let's blame the motorists eh!

I pray that this chap makes a full recovery
Road tax is based on vehicle co2 emissions, how much should a non
co2 producing bike pay?
[quote][p][bold]sconepastry[/bold] wrote: Farnworth Lady - perhaps you should wait until the full facts of this incident are released before making comments like that. And as a safe and careful driver, there are plenty of cyclists on the road who have nearly caused me accidents over the years with their irresponsible behaviour, so it works both ways. I also pay my road tax which I believe all road users, including cyclists, should pay. But yep, let's blame the motorists eh! I pray that this chap makes a full recovery[/p][/quote]Road tax is based on vehicle co2 emissions, how much should a non co2 producing bike pay? barrybond
  • Score: 19

3:13pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Citizen Cane says...

Why are comments allowed on a suspected dangerous driver and not on the convicted drunk and death related driving incidents?

Car drivers should take more care where cyclists are concerned since only one party is going to get badly injured in a cycle collision - regardless of how the cyclists behave.
Why are comments allowed on a suspected dangerous driver and not on the convicted drunk and death related driving incidents? Car drivers should take more care where cyclists are concerned since only one party is going to get badly injured in a cycle collision - regardless of how the cyclists behave. Citizen Cane
  • Score: 12

4:18pm Wed 16 Jul 14

marco999 says...

EVERYONE should take more care on the roads. I see bad driving, bad motorcycling and bad cycling every day on the roads. I see cars and motorcycles speeding, tailgating, not indicating. I see bicycles riding on the pavement, I see them on the roads riding 2 and 3 abreast and sod the frustrated car driver behind them - we all need to take more care and stop looking to apportion blame all the time.
EVERYONE should take more care on the roads. I see bad driving, bad motorcycling and bad cycling every day on the roads. I see cars and motorcycles speeding, tailgating, not indicating. I see bicycles riding on the pavement, I see them on the roads riding 2 and 3 abreast and sod the frustrated car driver behind them - we all need to take more care and stop looking to apportion blame all the time. marco999
  • Score: 31

5:20pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Farnworth Lady says...

sconepastry wrote:
Farnworth Lady - perhaps you should wait until the full facts of this incident are released before making comments like that.

And as a safe and careful driver, there are plenty of cyclists on the road who have nearly caused me accidents over the years with their irresponsible behaviour, so it works both ways. I also pay my road tax which I believe all road users, including cyclists, should pay. But yep, let's blame the motorists eh!

I pray that this chap makes a full recovery
The man driving the car involved, a Peugeot 208, has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and is being questioned in custody.


Just to clarify Sconey, it actually STATED the Driver had been arrested on suspicion of Dangerous Driving.

And I did say - why dont SOME Motorists abide by the rules.

I have been held up by Cyclists driving 2 abreast in the road, I have been behind Motorists going too slow, been narrowly missed by Motorcyclists going too fast.
All I was saying is.......if we all abide by the rules, less serious injuries would occur.
It does work both ways.
But many thanks for pulling me up on my comments, and putting me right, how very alert of you.
My VEHICLE EXCISE DUTY is £20 per year, for my lovely little Car, what then would you suggest a Cyclist pays?
Do enlighten me......you are so riveting.
[quote][p][bold]sconepastry[/bold] wrote: Farnworth Lady - perhaps you should wait until the full facts of this incident are released before making comments like that. And as a safe and careful driver, there are plenty of cyclists on the road who have nearly caused me accidents over the years with their irresponsible behaviour, so it works both ways. I also pay my road tax which I believe all road users, including cyclists, should pay. But yep, let's blame the motorists eh! I pray that this chap makes a full recovery[/p][/quote]The man driving the car involved, a Peugeot 208, has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and is being questioned in custody. Just to clarify Sconey, it actually STATED the Driver had been arrested on suspicion of Dangerous Driving. And I did say - why dont SOME Motorists abide by the rules. I have been held up by Cyclists driving 2 abreast in the road, I have been behind Motorists going too slow, been narrowly missed by Motorcyclists going too fast. All I was saying is.......if we all abide by the rules, less serious injuries would occur. It does work both ways. But many thanks for pulling me up on my comments, and putting me right, how very alert of you. My VEHICLE EXCISE DUTY is £20 per year, for my lovely little Car, what then would you suggest a Cyclist pays? Do enlighten me......you are so riveting. Farnworth Lady
  • Score: 8

6:01pm Wed 16 Jul 14

CapTin says...

sconepastry wrote:
Farnworth Lady - perhaps you should wait until the full facts of this incident are released before making comments like that.

And as a safe and careful driver, there are plenty of cyclists on the road who have nearly caused me accidents over the years with their irresponsible behaviour, so it works both ways. I also pay my road tax which I believe all road users, including cyclists, should pay. But yep, let's blame the motorists eh!

I pray that this chap makes a full recovery
Some of us cyclist have cars and motorbikes you know. So we DO pay road tax.
[quote][p][bold]sconepastry[/bold] wrote: Farnworth Lady - perhaps you should wait until the full facts of this incident are released before making comments like that. And as a safe and careful driver, there are plenty of cyclists on the road who have nearly caused me accidents over the years with their irresponsible behaviour, so it works both ways. I also pay my road tax which I believe all road users, including cyclists, should pay. But yep, let's blame the motorists eh! I pray that this chap makes a full recovery[/p][/quote]Some of us cyclist have cars and motorbikes you know. So we DO pay road tax. CapTin
  • Score: 7

7:44pm Wed 16 Jul 14

mrs philainsy says...

sconepastry wrote:
Farnworth Lady - perhaps you should wait until the full facts of this incident are released before making comments like that.

And as a safe and careful driver, there are plenty of cyclists on the road who have nearly caused me accidents over the years with their irresponsible behaviour, so it works both ways. I also pay my road tax which I believe all road users, including cyclists, should pay. But yep, let's blame the motorists eh!

I pray that this chap makes a full recovery
Who has blamed the Motorists sconepastry?

Just read the posts properly eh, especially as its such a serious subject.
Much obliged.
[quote][p][bold]sconepastry[/bold] wrote: Farnworth Lady - perhaps you should wait until the full facts of this incident are released before making comments like that. And as a safe and careful driver, there are plenty of cyclists on the road who have nearly caused me accidents over the years with their irresponsible behaviour, so it works both ways. I also pay my road tax which I believe all road users, including cyclists, should pay. But yep, let's blame the motorists eh! I pray that this chap makes a full recovery[/p][/quote]Who has blamed the Motorists sconepastry? Just read the posts properly eh, especially as its such a serious subject. Much obliged. mrs philainsy
  • Score: 3

9:05pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Smeagol says...

sconepastry wrote:
Farnworth Lady - perhaps you should wait until the full facts of this incident are released before making comments like that.

And as a safe and careful driver, there are plenty of cyclists on the road who have nearly caused me accidents over the years with their irresponsible behaviour, so it works both ways. I also pay my road tax which I believe all road users, including cyclists, should pay. But yep, let's blame the motorists eh!

I pray that this chap makes a full recovery
It's not cyclists versus motorists! When anyone gets hurt like this, it's not a good thing, whatever mode of transport they're using. Besides most cyclists are also motorists many days of the week. They're not two separate species. Oh and the tax issue ... Yawn ... Firstly, as others have pointed out, it's about emissions, and bikes don't produce any, nor do they damage roads in the way bigger vehicles do, and, as most cyclists are also motorists, they DO pay road tax! Should pedestrians pay road tax because they use roads when they cross? Of course not! And lastly, cyclists are also people, just as motorists are, and I think that sometimes gets forgotten.
[quote][p][bold]sconepastry[/bold] wrote: Farnworth Lady - perhaps you should wait until the full facts of this incident are released before making comments like that. And as a safe and careful driver, there are plenty of cyclists on the road who have nearly caused me accidents over the years with their irresponsible behaviour, so it works both ways. I also pay my road tax which I believe all road users, including cyclists, should pay. But yep, let's blame the motorists eh! I pray that this chap makes a full recovery[/p][/quote]It's not cyclists versus motorists! When anyone gets hurt like this, it's not a good thing, whatever mode of transport they're using. Besides most cyclists are also motorists many days of the week. They're not two separate species. Oh and the tax issue ... Yawn ... Firstly, as others have pointed out, it's about emissions, and bikes don't produce any, nor do they damage roads in the way bigger vehicles do, and, as most cyclists are also motorists, they DO pay road tax! Should pedestrians pay road tax because they use roads when they cross? Of course not! And lastly, cyclists are also people, just as motorists are, and I think that sometimes gets forgotten. Smeagol
  • Score: 5

9:07pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Smeagol says...

roadsweeper wrote:
Sconepastry, just to pick you up on a small technical point: Road tax was actually abolished in 1937. The little disk on your car is actually Vehicle Excise Duty and is based on emissions. There are also plenty of cars around today that are so efficient they are not required to pay anything towards VED. Perhaps you should look into this for your next car purchase, then you will feel less hard done by when you are passing cyclists!
.... Or maybe the cyclists pass Sconepastry, and that is the real issue! Only joking, no offence intended :)
[quote][p][bold]roadsweeper[/bold] wrote: Sconepastry, just to pick you up on a small technical point: Road tax was actually abolished in 1937. The little disk on your car is actually Vehicle Excise Duty and is based on emissions. There are also plenty of cars around today that are so efficient they are not required to pay anything towards VED. Perhaps you should look into this for your next car purchase, then you will feel less hard done by when you are passing cyclists![/p][/quote].... Or maybe the cyclists pass Sconepastry, and that is the real issue! Only joking, no offence intended :) Smeagol
  • Score: 1

11:18pm Wed 16 Jul 14

mr.mark.c says...

roadsweeper wrote:
Sconepastry, just to pick you up on a small technical point: Road tax was actually abolished in 1937. The little disk on your car is actually Vehicle Excise Duty and is based on emissions. There are also plenty of cars around today that are so efficient they are not required to pay anything towards VED. Perhaps you should look into this for your next car purchase, then you will feel less hard done by when you are passing cyclists!
Take a look at your Tax Disc reminder also if you wish to TAX your car online visit gov.uk/taxdisc
Back to the article, the driver is always arrested and then de-arrested if there are no charges, the question should be why cyclists are allowed on the roads without a vehicle check (MOT), Insurance or a Licence of some sort, they seem to make the rules up as they ride along, even the best driver in the world could not avoid some of the morons out there.
[quote][p][bold]roadsweeper[/bold] wrote: Sconepastry, just to pick you up on a small technical point: Road tax was actually abolished in 1937. The little disk on your car is actually Vehicle Excise Duty and is based on emissions. There are also plenty of cars around today that are so efficient they are not required to pay anything towards VED. Perhaps you should look into this for your next car purchase, then you will feel less hard done by when you are passing cyclists![/p][/quote]Take a look at your Tax Disc reminder also if you wish to TAX your car online visit gov.uk/taxdisc Back to the article, the driver is always arrested and then de-arrested if there are no charges, the question should be why cyclists are allowed on the roads without a vehicle check (MOT), Insurance or a Licence of some sort, they seem to make the rules up as they ride along, even the best driver in the world could not avoid some of the morons out there. mr.mark.c
  • Score: -1

11:32pm Wed 16 Jul 14

atlas123 says...

roadsweeper wrote:
It looks from the photo, like it is the approach to the Beehive Roundabout. I got knocked off my bike there last year. Its a dangerous spot for cyclists, I avoid at all costs now!
Depending on where exactly you mean, most of the Bee Hive/ Tesco / Dr Havilland way area has off road shared cycle/pedestrian paths. Not much need to be in the road there.
[quote][p][bold]roadsweeper[/bold] wrote: It looks from the photo, like it is the approach to the Beehive Roundabout. I got knocked off my bike there last year. Its a dangerous spot for cyclists, I avoid at all costs now![/p][/quote]Depending on where exactly you mean, most of the Bee Hive/ Tesco / Dr Havilland way area has off road shared cycle/pedestrian paths. Not much need to be in the road there. atlas123
  • Score: -1

6:15am Thu 17 Jul 14

oftbewildered2 says...

marco999 wrote:
EVERYONE should take more care on the roads. I see bad driving, bad motorcycling and bad cycling every day on the roads. I see cars and motorcycles speeding, tailgating, not indicating. I see bicycles riding on the pavement, I see them on the roads riding 2 and 3 abreast and sod the frustrated car driver behind them - we all need to take more care and stop looking to apportion blame all the time.
and near schools I see schoolchildren just stepping off the pavement into the road, eyes glued on their hand held devices. the roads are so congested I agree we do all need to be extra vigilant and to be aware of the actions of others
[quote][p][bold]marco999[/bold] wrote: EVERYONE should take more care on the roads. I see bad driving, bad motorcycling and bad cycling every day on the roads. I see cars and motorcycles speeding, tailgating, not indicating. I see bicycles riding on the pavement, I see them on the roads riding 2 and 3 abreast and sod the frustrated car driver behind them - we all need to take more care and stop looking to apportion blame all the time.[/p][/quote]and near schools I see schoolchildren just stepping off the pavement into the road, eyes glued on their hand held devices. the roads are so congested I agree we do all need to be extra vigilant and to be aware of the actions of others oftbewildered2
  • Score: 2

8:08am Thu 17 Jul 14

Lee3695 says...

It is good to see some people on here pointing out that all road users have a responsibility for thier own and other road users safety. The Highway is a dangerous place and accidents like this will continue to keep happening if people don't think about what they and others are doing while using it regardless of whether they use a car, cycle, motorcycle, walk, etc.
It is good to see some people on here pointing out that all road users have a responsibility for thier own and other road users safety. The Highway is a dangerous place and accidents like this will continue to keep happening if people don't think about what they and others are doing while using it regardless of whether they use a car, cycle, motorcycle, walk, etc. Lee3695
  • Score: 3

9:16am Thu 17 Jul 14

Its all very tedious. says...

'Make the rules up as they go along' As do many a motorist I encounter on my daily commute. I pay VED, I service my bike regularly, I obey the highway code. Please stop stereo typing cyclists. How would you feel if all drivers were referred to as Drunks, drug users or dangerous because the minority do it. Roads were originally built for Horse and carriage, they don't pay VED.
I pay income tax, therefore I pay for the roads as well. Drop the road Tax argument it is has been out dated since 1937.
I hope the cyclist makes a speedy recovery.
'Make the rules up as they go along' As do many a motorist I encounter on my daily commute. I pay VED, I service my bike regularly, I obey the highway code. Please stop stereo typing cyclists. How would you feel if all drivers were referred to as Drunks, drug users or dangerous because the minority do it. Roads were originally built for Horse and carriage, they don't pay VED. I pay income tax, therefore I pay for the roads as well. Drop the road Tax argument it is has been out dated since 1937. I hope the cyclist makes a speedy recovery. Its all very tedious.
  • Score: 5

7:09pm Thu 17 Jul 14

mr.mark.c says...

It is not looking good for the cyclist :(
It is not looking good for the cyclist :( mr.mark.c
  • Score: 0

8:35pm Fri 18 Jul 14

w1ggan says...

oftbewildered2 wrote:
marco999 wrote:
EVERYONE should take more care on the roads. I see bad driving, bad motorcycling and bad cycling every day on the roads. I see cars and motorcycles speeding, tailgating, not indicating. I see bicycles riding on the pavement, I see them on the roads riding 2 and 3 abreast and sod the frustrated car driver behind them - we all need to take more care and stop looking to apportion blame all the time.
and near schools I see schoolchildren just stepping off the pavement into the road, eyes glued on their hand held devices. the roads are so congested I agree we do all need to be extra vigilant and to be aware of the actions of others
It is recommended that cyclists ride 2 abreast
[quote][p][bold]oftbewildered2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marco999[/bold] wrote: EVERYONE should take more care on the roads. I see bad driving, bad motorcycling and bad cycling every day on the roads. I see cars and motorcycles speeding, tailgating, not indicating. I see bicycles riding on the pavement, I see them on the roads riding 2 and 3 abreast and sod the frustrated car driver behind them - we all need to take more care and stop looking to apportion blame all the time.[/p][/quote]and near schools I see schoolchildren just stepping off the pavement into the road, eyes glued on their hand held devices. the roads are so congested I agree we do all need to be extra vigilant and to be aware of the actions of others[/p][/quote]It is recommended that cyclists ride 2 abreast w1ggan
  • Score: 1

1:30am Sat 19 Jul 14

Ilovebolton says...

No names mentioned must be a white guy, if asian we would have had full name, age, address and religion. Just to make sure exactly who they are. Double standard reporting everywhere. These drivers all should named and shamed if driving recklessly.
I hope the bike rider gets well soon.
No names mentioned must be a white guy, if asian we would have had full name, age, address and religion. Just to make sure exactly who they are. Double standard reporting everywhere. These drivers all should named and shamed if driving recklessly. I hope the bike rider gets well soon. Ilovebolton
  • Score: 0

2:37pm Wed 23 Jul 14

philipwalduck says...

In regards to bad driving there have been a relatively large number of road traffic accidents in the Bolton area over the last three or four weeks some of which have been reported here on the Bolton News website. All car drivers need to remember that when they are in control of a car they are involved in steering a large heavy object at high speed and that if the hit something (another car, motorcycle, pedal cycle and
/or pedestrian then somebody is going to get hurt. Remember two things
SPEED KILLS and
Roads have Speed LIMIT it is not a target or a minimum!
In regards to bad driving there have been a relatively large number of road traffic accidents in the Bolton area over the last three or four weeks some of which have been reported here on the Bolton News website. All car drivers need to remember that when they are in control of a car they are involved in steering a large heavy object at high speed and that if the hit something (another car, motorcycle, pedal cycle and /or pedestrian then somebody is going to get hurt. Remember two things SPEED KILLS and Roads have Speed LIMIT it is not a target or a minimum! philipwalduck
  • Score: 0
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