A disabled man has hit out at the actions of reckless motorists near the town centre's train station and criticised the ongoing roadworks for making it more difficult to travel in the area.

Wheelchair user Anish Chudasama, who lives in Great Lever, was travelling across Trinity Street last week when he was almost hit by a car.

The 47-year-old, who suffers from brittle bones, says as he came across a car moved while the lights were red and was almost an inch from hitting him.

He also said conditions in the area are getting worse and there is an accident waiting to happen.

He said: “It happed on Wednesday around 1pm. I was heading towards the Sainsbury's. There were three pedestrians on my left.

“As the green man came on we all started to go across. A man in a red car just decided to carry on moving toward.

“The way was not clear, he couldn’t go anywhere because it wasn’t clear for him to so do. 

“He could have just waited there. The three pedestrians shouted at him, and so did I.

“He was less than an inch from hitting me. I had come a third of the way across the road.”

Mr Chudasama has urged motorists to obey the Highway Code, which says you cannot continue if a path is not clear.

He has also said cars are frequently stopping inside the spots marked for pedestrian crossings, making it difficult for people like him to move past.

Roadworks began in the area in February this year and were expected to last seven months.

They are taking place at the junction between Manchester Road, Trinity Street, Bradshawgate and Bridgeman Place and also at the Manchester Road and Lower Bridgeman Street Junction.

Mr Chusudama has also criticised the roadworks in the area, suggesting they have made problems worse.

He said: “The issue is because of the roadworks that are ongoing.

“It was better before the roadworks. It is an accident waiting to happen."

Mr Chusadama said he has raised problems with Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and the council before.

After he complained again following the recent incident, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority told him the deputy mayor for policing will raise the issue with GMP and report back to him.

GMCA has been approached for a comment.

But despite his problems on the road, Mr Chudasama said Bolton was a good place for disabled access.