Patient airlifted after car crashes into Grane Road field

Patient airlifted after car crashes into Grane Road field

Patient airlifted after car crashes into Grane Road field

First published in News Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A 44-YEAR-old was airlifted to hospital after their vehicle left the Grane Road and landed in a field.

The patient was taken to Royal Preston Hospital by the North West Air Ambulance after the incident in Haslingden at around 4pm today.

The land ambulance attended the scene where police had stopped traffic.

A spokeswoman from the air ambulance said the patient was immobile and was taken to hospital for observation.

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8:37pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Ex-Darrener says...

Age but no gender? That's a new benchmark on the information spectrum.
Age but no gender? That's a new benchmark on the information spectrum. Ex-Darrener
  • Score: 8

8:54pm Wed 30 Apr 14

mys says...

Car ? Van ? Male ? Female ? For gods sake give some proper details
Car ? Van ? Male ? Female ? For gods sake give some proper details mys
  • Score: 10

9:34pm Wed 30 Apr 14

Loving lances says...

You will have to pay 65p and take a chance that the LT print edition carries more info.
You will have to pay 65p and take a chance that the LT print edition carries more info. Loving lances
  • Score: 6

6:52am Thu 1 May 14

TheReality says...

mys wrote:
Car ? Van ? Male ? Female ? For gods sake give some proper details
It was a Car - looked like a black 206 or fiesta. It happened on the last sharp bend just before the Grey Mare pub when you are heading towards Haslingden from the M65 Roundabout. The car was down in a ditch having gone through a wall I think, but it was difficult to see due to all the police and ambulances parked at the roadside. Air ambulance team who are TOTALLY charity funded - shame on the government - did an amazing job and landed about 30 feet from the scene.
[quote][p][bold]mys[/bold] wrote: Car ? Van ? Male ? Female ? For gods sake give some proper details[/p][/quote]It was a Car - looked like a black 206 or fiesta. It happened on the last sharp bend just before the Grey Mare pub when you are heading towards Haslingden from the M65 Roundabout. The car was down in a ditch having gone through a wall I think, but it was difficult to see due to all the police and ambulances parked at the roadside. Air ambulance team who are TOTALLY charity funded - shame on the government - did an amazing job and landed about 30 feet from the scene. TheReality
  • Score: 10

10:23am Thu 1 May 14

Ex-Darrener says...

TheReality wrote:
mys wrote:
Car ? Van ? Male ? Female ? For gods sake give some proper details
It was a Car - looked like a black 206 or fiesta. It happened on the last sharp bend just before the Grey Mare pub when you are heading towards Haslingden from the M65 Roundabout. The car was down in a ditch having gone through a wall I think, but it was difficult to see due to all the police and ambulances parked at the roadside. Air ambulance team who are TOTALLY charity funded - shame on the government - did an amazing job and landed about 30 feet from the scene.
So not 'in Haslingden' then - or even in Rossendale. Apart from that and the fact that the type of vehicle or gender of the driver aren't specified, the report is spot on!
[quote][p][bold]TheReality[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mys[/bold] wrote: Car ? Van ? Male ? Female ? For gods sake give some proper details[/p][/quote]It was a Car - looked like a black 206 or fiesta. It happened on the last sharp bend just before the Grey Mare pub when you are heading towards Haslingden from the M65 Roundabout. The car was down in a ditch having gone through a wall I think, but it was difficult to see due to all the police and ambulances parked at the roadside. Air ambulance team who are TOTALLY charity funded - shame on the government - did an amazing job and landed about 30 feet from the scene.[/p][/quote]So not 'in Haslingden' then - or even in Rossendale. Apart from that and the fact that the type of vehicle or gender of the driver aren't specified, the report is spot on! Ex-Darrener
  • Score: 5

10:33am Thu 1 May 14

comet says...

SPEED AGAIN,make it 40 on grain road,
SPEED AGAIN,make it 40 on grain road, comet
  • Score: 1

10:58am Thu 1 May 14

hugofakenham says...

Ex-Darrener wrote:
Age but no gender? That's a new benchmark on the information spectrum.
but there must have been more than 1 person as he/she left their car
[quote][p][bold]Ex-Darrener[/bold] wrote: Age but no gender? That's a new benchmark on the information spectrum.[/p][/quote]but there must have been more than 1 person as he/she left their car hugofakenham
  • Score: 3

11:12am Thu 1 May 14

TheReality says...

comet wrote:
SPEED AGAIN,make it 40 on grain road,
Where is Grain Road? - Only joking - Seriously though I am not sure the speed limit is the cause here. Truth is even at 40 mph given the right conditions it is easy to lose control on a corner, especially for rear wheel drive cars. Anyone who is NOT paying enough attention to slow down appropriately for a given corner is unlikely to obey a speed limit anyway. But the cause of this accident could be anything and may not be the fault of the driver such as:

Driver Illness - Heart attack, stroke.
Driver Distraction - Phone, wasp in car etc.
Someone coming round the corner towards them under steering on to their side of the road forcing them off the road.
Mechanical Failure of the Car - Blowout, Power Steering, Brakes.
Diesel or oil on the road.
Animal in the road.

Of course you could be right and it is speed that is the cause, but that doesn't necessitate the need for a whole road speed reduction. After all 1000's of people successfully navigate that corner everyday without incident In instances where speed is proven to be the cause but they were within the speed limit, then maybe they should be sent on a course to learn about the physics of driving.

Whatever the cause I wish the driver and any passengers a speedy recovery.
[quote][p][bold]comet[/bold] wrote: SPEED AGAIN,make it 40 on grain road,[/p][/quote]Where is Grain Road? - Only joking - Seriously though I am not sure the speed limit is the cause here. Truth is even at 40 mph given the right conditions it is easy to lose control on a corner, especially for rear wheel drive cars. Anyone who is NOT paying enough attention to slow down appropriately for a given corner is unlikely to obey a speed limit anyway. But the cause of this accident could be anything and may not be the fault of the driver such as: Driver Illness - Heart attack, stroke. Driver Distraction - Phone, wasp in car etc. Someone coming round the corner towards them under steering on to their side of the road forcing them off the road. Mechanical Failure of the Car - Blowout, Power Steering, Brakes. Diesel or oil on the road. Animal in the road. Of course you could be right and it is speed that is the cause, but that doesn't necessitate the need for a whole road speed reduction. After all 1000's of people successfully navigate that corner everyday without incident In instances where speed is proven to be the cause but they were within the speed limit, then maybe they should be sent on a course to learn about the physics of driving. Whatever the cause I wish the driver and any passengers a speedy recovery. TheReality
  • Score: 4

3:49pm Thu 1 May 14

what if says...

Travelled this road for 30 years when working in Haslingden, so can speak from experience. Too many risk takers, overtake on blind bends, even when ice on road. As for changing speed limit to 40, it wont make any difference to some drivers who ignore speed limits.
Travelled this road for 30 years when working in Haslingden, so can speak from experience. Too many risk takers, overtake on blind bends, even when ice on road. As for changing speed limit to 40, it wont make any difference to some drivers who ignore speed limits. what if
  • Score: 6

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