Car engulfed in flames after M65 crash near Nelson

THREE teenagers escaped death after a car they were travelling in was left suspended in a tree at the side of the M65 after its driver lost control.

The Subaru Impreza Wagon was engulfed by flames when firefighters arrived at the scene near the slip road at junction 13, Nelson..

The fire service said the two passengers, thought to be in their late teens, climbed out of the car and made their way to Burnley General Hospital, where they were treated for cuts and bruises.

It is believed the driver went to Nelson Police Station, where he was met by officers and paramedics.

The car was being driven towards Colne when it is believed it hit the crash barrier on the hard shoulder.

The car then knocked down a lamp post and a sign, before smashing into branches of trees ten feet up on the sloped banking, and coming to a standstill a metre off the ground.

The car then became engulfed in flames Watch manager Gary Ibbitson, from Nelson Fire Service, said: ““It’s miraculous they escaped with their lives.

“We’ve seen fatalities from far less severe damage.”

A police officer travelling the opposite way down the motorway spotted the incident and alerted emergency services to the accident which happened at 11pm last night.

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2:29pm Sat 30 Mar 13

sharonAccy says...

Subaru and teenagers !!!!!! Not a very good mix, hope all ok
Subaru and teenagers !!!!!! Not a very good mix, hope all ok sharonAccy

3:46pm Sat 30 Mar 13

turbo5 says...

Glad they are Ok, they must be rich teenagers insuring a Impreza !!
Glad they are Ok, they must be rich teenagers insuring a Impreza !! turbo5

4:27pm Sat 30 Mar 13

Chris P Bacon says...

sharonAccy wrote:
Subaru and teenagers !!!!!! Not a very good mix, hope all ok
Teenagerist!
[quote][p][bold]sharonAccy[/bold] wrote: Subaru and teenagers !!!!!! Not a very good mix, hope all ok[/p][/quote]Teenagerist! Chris P Bacon

5:50pm Sat 30 Mar 13

Norma_scock says...

I wonder what insurance policy it was being driven on? Probably traders init
I wonder what insurance policy it was being driven on? Probably traders init Norma_scock

7:23pm Sat 30 Mar 13

lancs1985 says...

Teenagers in a car like that, no surprise of the out come there lethal in wrong hands
Teenagers in a car like that, no surprise of the out come there lethal in wrong hands lancs1985

10:47pm Sat 30 Mar 13

will12 says...

No doubt the police won't be able to prosecute, because, emmm!!!, what speed do you have to be doing to knock a lamp post down !!!!!!

And like other posts have stated, which company in their right mind would insure a teenager with an imprezza init !!!!! Oh thats right, it'll be his mother's, uncle's, father's, brother's policy, that is a trade policy anyway init !!!!

And luckily they didn't kill or injure any innocent people, thank god, but there will be a next time, cause idiots like this never learn, because their super human, and they've already escaped one crash init !!

Play by the sword, die by the sword !!!!

And thank god, there are no racist comments on here, we don't want to go down that road ;-)
No doubt the police won't be able to prosecute, because, emmm!!!, what speed do you have to be doing to knock a lamp post down !!!!!! And like other posts have stated, which company in their right mind would insure a teenager with an imprezza init !!!!! Oh thats right, it'll be his mother's, uncle's, father's, brother's policy, that is a trade policy anyway init !!!! And luckily they didn't kill or injure any innocent people, thank god, but there will be a next time, cause idiots like this never learn, because their super human, and they've already escaped one crash init !! Play by the sword, die by the sword !!!! And thank god, there are no racist comments on here, we don't want to go down that road ;-) will12

11:06pm Sat 30 Mar 13

will12 says...

Oh, and leaving the scene of an accident ??? Unless the Law has changed, that is also an offence, and just because someone told them to turn up at the police station does mean they get away with it, that was just an after thought !!!!
Oh, and leaving the scene of an accident ??? Unless the Law has changed, that is also an offence, and just because someone told them to turn up at the police station does mean they get away with it, that was just an after thought !!!! will12

8:31am Sun 31 Mar 13

iasiah fartwell says...

and we wheren't speeding, honest them lamppost fall down so easily cos thats how we ended up, in a tree, after knocking down the sign, No No , speed had nowt to do with it
and we wheren't speeding, honest them lamppost fall down so easily cos thats how we ended up, in a tree, after knocking down the sign, No No , speed had nowt to do with it iasiah fartwell

5:45pm Sun 31 Mar 13

Norma_scock says...

Erm hang on.....why have my comments been removed from here? Would it be simply because I happened to mention that some communities in our society seem to be lacking when it comes to educating children about road safety? There was no anti racial flavour to it simply an opinion born out of experience. But the Pyongyang Evening Telegraph chose to delete it rather than allowing an opinion. I must have missed it when we all moved to North Korea and Kim Jong Un became the editor of the LET.
Erm hang on.....why have my comments been removed from here? Would it be simply because I happened to mention that some communities in our society seem to be lacking when it comes to educating children about road safety? There was no anti racial flavour to it simply an opinion born out of experience. But the Pyongyang Evening Telegraph chose to delete it rather than allowing an opinion. I must have missed it when we all moved to North Korea and Kim Jong Un became the editor of the LET. Norma_scock

1:28pm Mon 1 Apr 13

brfcianbrfc says...

I blame the M65 for being too bendy.
I blame the M65 for being too bendy. brfcianbrfc

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