Burnley quad bike passenger airlifted to hospital

A PASSENGER on a quad bike has been air lifted to Royal Preston Hospital after a crash in Burnley.

The man was injured after the bike was in a collission with a van in Queen Victoria Road just before 2pm.

Police are now at the scene and the road is currently closed for investigation work to take place.

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3:41pm Sun 30 Mar 14

East_lancs_lad says...

Hope the passenger makes a recovery but what are they doing driving a quad bike on Queen Victoria Road, the driver should have the book thrown at him.
Hope the passenger makes a recovery but what are they doing driving a quad bike on Queen Victoria Road, the driver should have the book thrown at him. East_lancs_lad
  • Score: 3

3:56pm Sun 30 Mar 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

Hope they are ok and hope the quad bike owner has insurance! hopefully tax and mot too! If not, why not if they were on the rd?
Hope they are ok and hope the quad bike owner has insurance! hopefully tax and mot too! If not, why not if they were on the rd? DoggydogNo1
  • Score: 4

9:39am Mon 31 Mar 14

Steven Seagull says...

East_lancs_lad wrote:
Hope the passenger makes a recovery but what are they doing driving a quad bike on Queen Victoria Road, the driver should have the book thrown at him.
As long as it's insured, the rider holds a suitable licence and the quad conforms to construction and use regulations under the road traffic act they can be used on a road.
[quote][p][bold]East_lancs_lad[/bold] wrote: Hope the passenger makes a recovery but what are they doing driving a quad bike on Queen Victoria Road, the driver should have the book thrown at him.[/p][/quote]As long as it's insured, the rider holds a suitable licence and the quad conforms to construction and use regulations under the road traffic act they can be used on a road. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 1

4:56pm Mon 31 Mar 14

supertrooper says...

As stated its legal to ride a quadbike on any public highway if the bike has insurance, mot and tax and the rider is licenced. He may or may not have been in contravention of any traffic laws such as speeding etc. We dont know the facts. It may be the van driver who needs the book thrown at him/her. I do believe helmets SHOULD be mandatory though as the rider/passenger of a quad bike will almost always be thrown off in a collision.
As stated its legal to ride a quadbike on any public highway if the bike has insurance, mot and tax and the rider is licenced. He may or may not have been in contravention of any traffic laws such as speeding etc. We dont know the facts. It may be the van driver who needs the book thrown at him/her. I do believe helmets SHOULD be mandatory though as the rider/passenger of a quad bike will almost always be thrown off in a collision. supertrooper
  • Score: -2

5:29pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Steve4x4 says...

Quads should not be allowed on the road, they are death traps, easy for anyone to jump aboard and ride but with little or no experience they are a serious accident waiting to happen, i have known experienced riders who have had fatal accidents on quads.
Quads should not be allowed on the road, they are death traps, easy for anyone to jump aboard and ride but with little or no experience they are a serious accident waiting to happen, i have known experienced riders who have had fatal accidents on quads. Steve4x4
  • Score: 2

10:38pm Wed 2 Apr 14

dingleblue says...

They were kids, riding around the streets absolutely clueless and an accident waiting to happen. I know as I nearly hit them 5 minutes earlier as they came straight out of a side street across me. Sick to the back teeth of them to be honest so have absolutely no sympathy whatsoever. No licence, no insurance, no idea! The parents should be made accountable, it's the poor bloke who they hit that I feel sorry for, having to claim on his own insurance and costing him in the long run. Time the police clamped down on these idiots
They were kids, riding around the streets absolutely clueless and an accident waiting to happen. I know as I nearly hit them 5 minutes earlier as they came straight out of a side street across me. Sick to the back teeth of them to be honest so have absolutely no sympathy whatsoever. No licence, no insurance, no idea! The parents should be made accountable, it's the poor bloke who they hit that I feel sorry for, having to claim on his own insurance and costing him in the long run. Time the police clamped down on these idiots dingleblue
  • Score: 0

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