Ambulance crash driver still at large

The scene of the crash in Blackburn Road, Astley Bridge. Picture by Chris Hutchinson

The scene of the crash in Blackburn Road, Astley Bridge. Picture by Chris Hutchinson

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A DRIVER who crashed head-on with an ambulance is still wanted by police.

The crash happened in Blackburn Road, Astley Bridge, at about 6.15am on Monday when a BMW 325 Series crashed into an ambulance on the road near Crompton Way.

The driver of the BMW fled the scene and has not yet been arrested.

Two paramedics suffered minor injuries and had to go to hospital. The ambulance was on its way to an incident and had no patients inside.

Part of the road was closed until 12.15pm while investigators combed the scene and debris was cleared from the road.

Anyone with information can call police on 101.

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12:03pm Wed 23 Jul 14

oftbewildered2 says...

the police will get him in time - he must have left his DNA in the car.
the police will get him in time - he must have left his DNA in the car. oftbewildered2
  • Score: 2

12:52pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Regulatory Man says...

Him? How do we know it's a hm? I haven't seen a description of the suspected driver that fled.

Incidentally, I'm no detective but in order to identify the alleged offender a clue as to what they might have looked like goes some way in helping identify them, otherwise you may as well just say an unidentified thing was seen running away from the scene of a crash if anyone knows of any unidentified things running away can you let us know.
Him? How do we know it's a hm? I haven't seen a description of the suspected driver that fled. Incidentally, I'm no detective but in order to identify the alleged offender a clue as to what they might have looked like goes some way in helping identify them, otherwise you may as well just say an unidentified thing was seen running away from the scene of a crash if anyone knows of any unidentified things running away can you let us know. Regulatory Man
  • Score: 7

1:48pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Wolfie190 says...

Regulatory Man wrote:
Him? How do we know it's a hm? I haven't seen a description of the suspected driver that fled.

Incidentally, I'm no detective but in order to identify the alleged offender a clue as to what they might have looked like goes some way in helping identify them, otherwise you may as well just say an unidentified thing was seen running away from the scene of a crash if anyone knows of any unidentified things running away can you let us know.
You try getting a description of a rapist or mugger in the Manchester evening news the police and media would sooner there be other victims than upset certain communities.
[quote][p][bold]Regulatory Man[/bold] wrote: Him? How do we know it's a hm? I haven't seen a description of the suspected driver that fled. Incidentally, I'm no detective but in order to identify the alleged offender a clue as to what they might have looked like goes some way in helping identify them, otherwise you may as well just say an unidentified thing was seen running away from the scene of a crash if anyone knows of any unidentified things running away can you let us know.[/p][/quote]You try getting a description of a rapist or mugger in the Manchester evening news the police and media would sooner there be other victims than upset certain communities. Wolfie190
  • Score: 7

2:19pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Oldmanofthemountains says...

Regulatory Man wrote:
Him? How do we know it's a hm? I haven't seen a description of the suspected driver that fled. Incidentally, I'm no detective but in order to identify the alleged offender a clue as to what they might have looked like goes some way in helping identify them, otherwise you may as well just say an unidentified thing was seen running away from the scene of a crash if anyone knows of any unidentified things running away can you let us know.
I commented about the lack of a description on the original article - "someting they're not telling us?".
[quote][p][bold]Regulatory Man[/bold] wrote: Him? How do we know it's a hm? I haven't seen a description of the suspected driver that fled. Incidentally, I'm no detective but in order to identify the alleged offender a clue as to what they might have looked like goes some way in helping identify them, otherwise you may as well just say an unidentified thing was seen running away from the scene of a crash if anyone knows of any unidentified things running away can you let us know.[/p][/quote]I commented about the lack of a description on the original article - "someting they're not telling us?". Oldmanofthemountains
  • Score: 5

9:25pm Wed 23 Jul 14

did-i-just-say-that says...

Just like there was no description of the Driver of the hit-and-run in Deane a few weeks ago. He turned out to be white. But hey ho. Don't let that get in the way of your bigotry.
Just like there was no description of the Driver of the hit-and-run in Deane a few weeks ago. He turned out to be white. But hey ho. Don't let that get in the way of your bigotry. did-i-just-say-that
  • Score: 6

1:45am Fri 25 Jul 14

united99 says...

did-i-just-say-that wrote:
Just like there was no description of the Driver of the hit-and-run in Deane a few weeks ago. He turned out to be white. But hey ho. Don't let that get in the way of your bigotry.
Well said mate- if you can't beat them join them...
Wolfe cry wolf - what goes round comes round.
[quote][p][bold]did-i-just-say-that[/bold] wrote: Just like there was no description of the Driver of the hit-and-run in Deane a few weeks ago. He turned out to be white. But hey ho. Don't let that get in the way of your bigotry.[/p][/quote]Well said mate- if you can't beat them join them... Wolfe cry wolf - what goes round comes round. united99
  • Score: 0

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