Elderly jazz club regulars have thanked the "amazing" people who came to help them after their car was sent spinning into a wall after a  two car crash.

The Eagley Jazz Club trio were on their way to an evening’s entertainment on Monday, February 26 when the vehicle, a Mercedes, they had been travelling in on Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, was involved in a crash.

The impact shunted the car into the garden wall of a house on the road, but luckily they were not harmed - thanks in no small part to the many people who came to their aid.

Eagley Jazz Club committee member Ann Lord said: “They’re quite elderly, one of them is 96, so they were a bit shaken.

The Bolton News: Luckily all the occupants were unharmedLuckily all the occupants were unharmed (Image: Newsquest)

“They were in a Mercedes when it spun around and ended up hitting a garden wall so it must have been quite frightening at the time.”

She added: “They were lucky they’d been in a Mercedes, if they’d been travelling in a less durable car they might not have been as well protected.”

The Bolton News: People came out to help after the car carrying the jazz club members was sent spinning into a wallPeople came out to help after the car carrying the jazz club members was sent spinning into a wall (Image: Newsquest)

The Eagley Jazz Club holds fortnightly events at Dunscar Conservative Club on Hardmans Lane, Bromley Cross.


The Bolton News: Police were called to the scenePolice were called to the scene (Image: Newsquest)

Fortunately, 87-year-old driver Gerry Broomhead, who had been taking two elderly ladies from Holcombe Brook to that evenings jazz event, found plenty of people ready to help.

Mrs Lord said: “He’s as lively and sprightly as anything.”

She added: “Gerry said that people came out of their houses and brought cups of tea, they really did anything they could to help.

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“The people of Bromley Cross were amazing; they really did everything they could to help.”

Emergency services were called at round 8pm that evening and police partly blocked off the junction of Darwen Road and Guild Street as they went about their work.

The Mercedes was taken away by a tow truck.

Though Ann fears the Mercedes may now have to be written off, Mrs Lord says all three members are undeterred and she looks forward to seeing them all again at the next jazz club meeting.

Greater Manchester Police have been approached for comment.