M65 blocked after two-car smash near Burnley

M65 blocked after two-car smash near Burnley

M65 blocked after two-car smash near Burnley

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THE M65 motorway was blocked near Burnley following an accident that left a man with suspected broken bones.

Two ambulances and advanced paramedics, police, and fire crews were sent to the scene, near the Burnley exit on the eastbound carriageway, shortly after 4pm today.

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Two cars were believed to have been involved in the accident, which left one man, believed to be in his 40s, trapped.

A spokesman for the Northwest Ambulance Service said: “One casualty was extracted from the vehicle. A male in his 40s had suspected fractures to his left lower arm and left leg.”

“The road is completely blocked.”

Fire service spokesman John Taylor said: “One caller said there was a fire, but there wasn’t. It may have been steam from a radiator.

“However, there was a man trapped at one point, and fire crews from Burnley and Nelson were involved in releasing him.”

A spokeswoman for the Highways Agency said officers were working to release trapped traffic.

She said: “We were called to a two-car incident at 4.08pm, just before the Burnley (Central) and Padiham exit at junction 10. We are hoping to set up a diversion to release traffic up and over the junction, to minimise delays.”

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5:17pm Fri 5 Sep 14

doggydog says...

hmmmm
hmmmm doggydog
  • Score: -3

6:18pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Excluded again says...

And another crash on the unlit section of the M65. Clearly this section needs to be lit as soon as possible. If drivers have to rely on the sun at 4pm on a September afternoon, this clearly far too dangerous.
And another crash on the unlit section of the M65. Clearly this section needs to be lit as soon as possible. If drivers have to rely on the sun at 4pm on a September afternoon, this clearly far too dangerous. Excluded again
  • Score: -2

6:41pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Minnie the moocher says...

I wonder if one or both drivers were charging down the outside lane, hoping to force their way into the bottle necked queuing traffic. I'm sorry someone got hurt, but I must say I've had a few hairy moments there and on the other side a few weeks ago. Most drivers see the warning sign and go over to the outside lane and wait in the queue, whilst white van men, Audi, BMW, 4x4, Mercedes and non HGV lorry drivers believe, as usual, the rules of the road do not apply to them and think they have the right to barge in at the last minute. Now, an accident has happened, everyone's stuck and late home.
I use the M65 nearly every day during peak times, and accidents occur often through careless, inconsiderate driving. As the old saying goes " more haste, less speed" .
Hope that the injuries aren't too serious.
I wonder if one or both drivers were charging down the outside lane, hoping to force their way into the bottle necked queuing traffic. I'm sorry someone got hurt, but I must say I've had a few hairy moments there and on the other side a few weeks ago. Most drivers see the warning sign and go over to the outside lane and wait in the queue, whilst white van men, Audi, BMW, 4x4, Mercedes and non HGV lorry drivers believe, as usual, the rules of the road do not apply to them and think they have the right to barge in at the last minute. Now, an accident has happened, everyone's stuck and late home. I use the M65 nearly every day during peak times, and accidents occur often through careless, inconsiderate driving. As the old saying goes " more haste, less speed" . Hope that the injuries aren't too serious. Minnie the moocher
  • Score: 18

6:42pm Fri 5 Sep 14

doggydog says...

I hope no one was cutting across the lanes at the last sec to make it! Normally only happens 100,s times a day, I blame the people obeying the law and getting into the correct lane when they are supposed too! Glad no one was killed but perhaps more thought is required at 800 yards away instead of 10!
I hope no one was cutting across the lanes at the last sec to make it! Normally only happens 100,s times a day, I blame the people obeying the law and getting into the correct lane when they are supposed too! Glad no one was killed but perhaps more thought is required at 800 yards away instead of 10! doggydog
  • Score: 6

8:03pm Fri 5 Sep 14

littlefroggy says...

I came off at j10 at 4.15, and cars that had missed the exit before seeing the traffic had stopped were reversing to get up the slip road, and about 6 cars were diagonal waiting for a gap. No white van men just car drivers going too fast and not reading the road.
I came off at j10 at 4.15, and cars that had missed the exit before seeing the traffic had stopped were reversing to get up the slip road, and about 6 cars were diagonal waiting for a gap. No white van men just car drivers going too fast and not reading the road. littlefroggy
  • Score: 11

8:59pm Fri 5 Sep 14

Bellypork says...

All ****, speeding as normal on that stretch of road........
All ****, speeding as normal on that stretch of road........ Bellypork
  • Score: 7

10:53pm Fri 5 Sep 14

hairy mary says...

As a loory driver I see it all the time people leaving it til the last minute before cutting me up as if I was not there.thestandRd of derivin has gone really bad thks lasr fes
As a loory driver I see it all the time people leaving it til the last minute before cutting me up as if I was not there.thestandRd of derivin has gone really bad thks lasr fes hairy mary
  • Score: 1

6:26am Sat 6 Sep 14

Crispy Bacon says...

Excluded again wrote:
And another crash on the unlit section of the M65. Clearly this section needs to be lit as soon as possible. If drivers have to rely on the sun at 4pm on a September afternoon, this clearly far too dangerous.
What utter codswallop that is. Like hundreds of others. I was stuck in that tailback and can assure you we were sat there in perfect driving conditions. There was 100% clarity, approx. 10% light cloud cover and it was 4.30pm in early September. So please inform us how switching on the lights would have prevented that incident from occurring?

Even though that particular section of the motorway does have adequate lighting, there was absolutely no reason for them to be switched on as it was full daylight.
[quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: And another crash on the unlit section of the M65. Clearly this section needs to be lit as soon as possible. If drivers have to rely on the sun at 4pm on a September afternoon, this clearly far too dangerous.[/p][/quote]What utter codswallop that is. Like hundreds of others. I was stuck in that tailback and can assure you we were sat there in perfect driving conditions. There was 100% clarity, approx. 10% light cloud cover and it was 4.30pm in early September. So please inform us how switching on the lights would have prevented that incident from occurring? Even though that particular section of the motorway does have adequate lighting, there was absolutely no reason for them to be switched on as it was full daylight. Crispy Bacon
  • Score: 1

7:13am Sat 6 Sep 14

bradscorner says...

Crispy Bacon wrote:
Excluded again wrote:
And another crash on the unlit section of the M65. Clearly this section needs to be lit as soon as possible. If drivers have to rely on the sun at 4pm on a September afternoon, this clearly far too dangerous.
What utter codswallop that is. Like hundreds of others. I was stuck in that tailback and can assure you we were sat there in perfect driving conditions. There was 100% clarity, approx. 10% light cloud cover and it was 4.30pm in early September. So please inform us how switching on the lights would have prevented that incident from occurring?

Even though that particular section of the motorway does have adequate lighting, there was absolutely no reason for them to be switched on as it was full daylight.
I think the author had his tongue firmly in his cheek- did you miss the irony?
[quote][p][bold]Crispy Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: And another crash on the unlit section of the M65. Clearly this section needs to be lit as soon as possible. If drivers have to rely on the sun at 4pm on a September afternoon, this clearly far too dangerous.[/p][/quote]What utter codswallop that is. Like hundreds of others. I was stuck in that tailback and can assure you we were sat there in perfect driving conditions. There was 100% clarity, approx. 10% light cloud cover and it was 4.30pm in early September. So please inform us how switching on the lights would have prevented that incident from occurring? Even though that particular section of the motorway does have adequate lighting, there was absolutely no reason for them to be switched on as it was full daylight.[/p][/quote]I think the author had his tongue firmly in his cheek- did you miss the irony? bradscorner
  • Score: 16

9:07am Sat 6 Sep 14

Crispy Bacon says...

bradscorner wrote:
Crispy Bacon wrote:
Excluded again wrote:
And another crash on the unlit section of the M65. Clearly this section needs to be lit as soon as possible. If drivers have to rely on the sun at 4pm on a September afternoon, this clearly far too dangerous.
What utter codswallop that is. Like hundreds of others. I was stuck in that tailback and can assure you we were sat there in perfect driving conditions. There was 100% clarity, approx. 10% light cloud cover and it was 4.30pm in early September. So please inform us how switching on the lights would have prevented that incident from occurring?

Even though that particular section of the motorway does have adequate lighting, there was absolutely no reason for them to be switched on as it was full daylight.
I think the author had his tongue firmly in his cheek- did you miss the irony?
Yes, whoops! Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa. But then again, there are so many idiots on here, that type of post is not untypical so I went for it. Daft I know but I'm man enough to accept it.
[quote][p][bold]bradscorner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crispy Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: And another crash on the unlit section of the M65. Clearly this section needs to be lit as soon as possible. If drivers have to rely on the sun at 4pm on a September afternoon, this clearly far too dangerous.[/p][/quote]What utter codswallop that is. Like hundreds of others. I was stuck in that tailback and can assure you we were sat there in perfect driving conditions. There was 100% clarity, approx. 10% light cloud cover and it was 4.30pm in early September. So please inform us how switching on the lights would have prevented that incident from occurring? Even though that particular section of the motorway does have adequate lighting, there was absolutely no reason for them to be switched on as it was full daylight.[/p][/quote]I think the author had his tongue firmly in his cheek- did you miss the irony?[/p][/quote]Yes, whoops! Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa. But then again, there are so many idiots on here, that type of post is not untypical so I went for it. Daft I know but I'm man enough to accept it. Crispy Bacon
  • Score: 12

9:26am Sat 6 Sep 14

bradscorner says...

Crispy Bacon wrote:
bradscorner wrote:
Crispy Bacon wrote:
Excluded again wrote:
And another crash on the unlit section of the M65. Clearly this section needs to be lit as soon as possible. If drivers have to rely on the sun at 4pm on a September afternoon, this clearly far too dangerous.
What utter codswallop that is. Like hundreds of others. I was stuck in that tailback and can assure you we were sat there in perfect driving conditions. There was 100% clarity, approx. 10% light cloud cover and it was 4.30pm in early September. So please inform us how switching on the lights would have prevented that incident from occurring?

Even though that particular section of the motorway does have adequate lighting, there was absolutely no reason for them to be switched on as it was full daylight.
I think the author had his tongue firmly in his cheek- did you miss the irony?
Yes, whoops! Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa. But then again, there are so many idiots on here, that type of post is not untypical so I went for it. Daft I know but I'm man enough to accept it.
Outstanding!
[quote][p][bold]Crispy Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradscorner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crispy Bacon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Excluded again[/bold] wrote: And another crash on the unlit section of the M65. Clearly this section needs to be lit as soon as possible. If drivers have to rely on the sun at 4pm on a September afternoon, this clearly far too dangerous.[/p][/quote]What utter codswallop that is. Like hundreds of others. I was stuck in that tailback and can assure you we were sat there in perfect driving conditions. There was 100% clarity, approx. 10% light cloud cover and it was 4.30pm in early September. So please inform us how switching on the lights would have prevented that incident from occurring? Even though that particular section of the motorway does have adequate lighting, there was absolutely no reason for them to be switched on as it was full daylight.[/p][/quote]I think the author had his tongue firmly in his cheek- did you miss the irony?[/p][/quote]Yes, whoops! Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa. But then again, there are so many idiots on here, that type of post is not untypical so I went for it. Daft I know but I'm man enough to accept it.[/p][/quote]Outstanding! bradscorner
  • Score: 3

2:25pm Sat 6 Sep 14

ArcticBlues says...

Hope all those who decided to usethe hard shoulder therfore blocking the Ambulance trying to get through felt a tad bit guilty
Hope all those who decided to usethe hard shoulder therfore blocking the Ambulance trying to get through felt a tad bit guilty ArcticBlues
  • Score: 3

2:28pm Sat 6 Sep 14

ArcticBlues says...

Hope non of your relatives were involved in the incident all you muppets who decided to drive up the hard shoulder, Blocking the Ambulance !!
Hope non of your relatives were involved in the incident all you muppets who decided to drive up the hard shoulder, Blocking the Ambulance !! ArcticBlues
  • Score: 3

5:56pm Sat 6 Sep 14

Jack Wallhurst says...

hairy mary wrote:
As a loory driver I see it all the time people leaving it til the last minute before cutting me up as if I was not there.thestandRd of derivin has gone really bad thks lasr fes
Don't text whilst driving. It's not safe!!
[quote][p][bold]hairy mary[/bold] wrote: As a loory driver I see it all the time people leaving it til the last minute before cutting me up as if I was not there.thestandRd of derivin has gone really bad thks lasr fes[/p][/quote]Don't text whilst driving. It's not safe!! Jack Wallhurst
  • Score: 1

6:39pm Sat 6 Sep 14

crankitup says...

i'm sick to death of having to sit in traffic that has been caused by bad driving....I travel in excess 0f 1000 miles a week and have seen so many bad drivers......Lorry drivers the drift across lanes and indicate whilst moving across.....male and female drivers in high performance cars the apparently have no speed controls or indicators fitted (I may add that the number of female BAD drivers is on the increase)....

for every accident there will be one bad driver and as a result of their driving have caused serious injury or death to one or more careful drivers....people need to wise up and realise that when they're behind the wheel of a motor vehicle they're in charge of what could possibly be a lethal weapon.......I hate traveling on the M6 on a Friday......all the idiots are out then...
i'm sick to death of having to sit in traffic that has been caused by bad driving....I travel in excess 0f 1000 miles a week and have seen so many bad drivers......Lorry drivers the drift across lanes and indicate whilst moving across.....male and female drivers in high performance cars the apparently have no speed controls or indicators fitted (I may add that the number of female BAD drivers is on the increase).... for every accident there will be one bad driver and as a result of their driving have caused serious injury or death to one or more careful drivers....people need to wise up and realise that when they're behind the wheel of a motor vehicle they're in charge of what could possibly be a lethal weapon.......I hate traveling on the M6 on a Friday......all the idiots are out then... crankitup
  • Score: 3

9:51pm Sat 6 Sep 14

doggydog says...

If you cause an accident through bad driving it should be classed as manslaughter and not dangerous driving!
If you cause an accident through bad driving it should be classed as manslaughter and not dangerous driving! doggydog
  • Score: 1

10:52pm Sun 7 Sep 14

Snowy-D says...

Been on that stretch of the motorway today cones all over the single lane getting stuck under cars and flying out nearly hitting cars behind there will be more accidents while these road works are going on if they don't keep the open lane clear .
Been on that stretch of the motorway today cones all over the single lane getting stuck under cars and flying out nearly hitting cars behind there will be more accidents while these road works are going on if they don't keep the open lane clear . Snowy-D
  • Score: 0

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