A CAR hit a house and a lamppost on a stretch of road where residents believe it is only a matter of time before there is a fatal crash.

Emergency services were sent to Chorley Old Road in Bolton, between the junction of New Hall Lane and the Doffcocker Inn pub at around 4.30am, on Sunday.

A car struck a home and a lamppost, which fell to the ground.

John Brandwood, who lives in the area, said the part of the road that the collision happened on has raised concerns among neighbours due to speeding.

The Bolton News: The scene of the crash on Chorley Old Road in the early hours of Sunday. Picture: John BrandwoodThe scene of the crash on Chorley Old Road in the early hours of Sunday. Picture: John Brandwood

He said: “With the way people are driving on that stretch of road there will be a fatal collision.

“Cars often overtake and end up on that other side of the road on the bend.

“Everybody round here just feels helpless with the situation. It is a really dangerous road.

“There is a 30mph limit but people are going more than that up to 40mph.

“Speeding has been more of a problem since the lockdown in March when there was no traffic.

The Bolton News: The lamppost being removed. Picture: John BrandwoodThe lamppost being removed. Picture: John Brandwood

“Now traffic is getting back to normal but drivers are still behaving like there were during the lockdown.”

No-one was reported to have been injured following the crash.

A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “We were called to reports of a road traffic collision on Chorley Old Road, in Bolton, on Sunday, September 13 at around 4.30am.

“One fire engine from Bolton quickly attended the scene.

“A car had collided with a lamppost and a house.

“Firefighters made the scene safe.

“Crews were at the scene for around an hour and 30 minutes.”

Greater Manchester Police has been contacted for more information about the crash.

If you have any details contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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