Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after Blacko crash

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after Blacko crash

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after Blacko crash

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A MOTORCYCLIST has been airlifted to hospital with serious leg and neck injuries after a crash in Blacko.

The accident involved two motorbikes and a car and happened near on the A682 Gisburn Road, near Todber Caravan Park, at around 11.30am this morning.

Insp Bob Eaton, of Lancashire Police, said that initial investigations suggested one motorbike had clipped the other and both had slid into the path of an oncoming Citroen C1.

A 50-year-old man was airlifted to Royal Blackburn Hospital with serious leg and neck injuries.

A 59-year-old man was knocked unconscious but is not seriously injured and he was taken by an ambulance to Royal Blackburn Hospital for a check-up.

Police said a full investigation into the circumstances of the accident had now been launched.

The fire service, police and ambulance all attended the scene.

The road remains closed between Beverley Road and Howgill Lane, which is affecting traffic between Blacko and Gisburn.

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8:26am Mon 25 Aug 14

Leo Accy says...

Yet again another accident on that road. When will the mad idiots learn that it's not a race track. Use to road almost every day to travel to Burnley and never a day goes by with someone risking there lives by overtaking. That includes bends
Yet again another accident on that road. When will the mad idiots learn that it's not a race track. Use to road almost every day to travel to Burnley and never a day goes by with someone risking there lives by overtaking. That includes bends Leo Accy
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1:38pm Mon 25 Aug 14

wet n windy says...

We see an ambulance pass our house through Blacko every weekend without fail. Only the nasty ones get in the paper. About time the road had some warnings like you see in the A47 - warning about the danger....not sure it would help, but it's a positive thing to do rather than nothing which is the current state.
We see an ambulance pass our house through Blacko every weekend without fail. Only the nasty ones get in the paper. About time the road had some warnings like you see in the A47 - warning about the danger....not sure it would help, but it's a positive thing to do rather than nothing which is the current state. wet n windy
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3:26pm Tue 26 Aug 14

It's a spade! says...

That's Rimington and Middop NOT Blacko!

It's not the road, it's the idiots that think they're on the Isle of Man. I live on this road and drive up to the Lakes and Dales every weekend and i'm afraid to say many of the bikers are just morons. Killing yourself is one thing, involving innocent people is just sheer selfishness and utter stupidity.

On Sunday driving along the A682 I watched in horror as a biker overtook a car across double white lines on a blind bend. How he missed another biker coming the other way was a miracle. On a single trip to the lakes I see this sort of thing 4 or 5 times. It's nearly always bikes doing the dangerous move.
That's Rimington and Middop NOT Blacko! It's not the road, it's the idiots that think they're on the Isle of Man. I live on this road and drive up to the Lakes and Dales every weekend and i'm afraid to say many of the bikers are just morons. Killing yourself is one thing, involving innocent people is just sheer selfishness and utter stupidity. On Sunday driving along the A682 I watched in horror as a biker overtook a car across double white lines on a blind bend. How he missed another biker coming the other way was a miracle. On a single trip to the lakes I see this sort of thing 4 or 5 times. It's nearly always bikes doing the dangerous move. It's a spade!
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