86 year-old-woman knocked down in Blackburn

Blackburn Citizen: The scene of the accident at Preston New Road The scene of the accident at Preston New Road

AN 86-YEAR-OLD woman knocked down in Blackburn is being treated for a fractured shoulder.

The collision, which is understood to have involved a red Volkswagen Golf, happened at the junction of East Park Road and Preston New Road, near Corporation Park.

Police officers were called to the scene at around 11.30am today by the ambulance service.

The road was closed to allow for accident investigation.

The woman has been taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

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1:17pm Wed 8 Jan 14

ste220 says...

funny looking purple.
funny looking purple. ste220

1:20pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Fire Fly says...

That is a very bad spot!! The pedestrian island should have been placed further up East Park road, people are negotiating a round about where traffice flows quite fast & then as you turn immediately have to check for pedestrians. I'm surprised there haven't been more accidents.
That is a very bad spot!! The pedestrian island should have been placed further up East Park road, people are negotiating a round about where traffice flows quite fast & then as you turn immediately have to check for pedestrians. I'm surprised there haven't been more accidents. Fire Fly

1:29pm Wed 8 Jan 14

ste220 says...

its a golf too. ;)
its a golf too. ;) ste220

1:29pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Bat E Karen says...

I hope she's OK.
I hope she's OK. Bat E Karen

10:19pm Wed 8 Jan 14

woolywords says...

Fact: few drivers bother to make well intentioned turn signals before actually making the manoeuvre.
Many, indicate as they cross the markings on the roundabout, which is far too late for any pedestrian, whom is about to cross the drivers exit path.
I used to live a little further up the road from this particular junction and can attest that many drivers, make this lapse in judgement here. They seem to wait, until they are visible to oncoming cars, before making the turn signal.
Fact: few drivers bother to make well intentioned turn signals before actually making the manoeuvre. Many, indicate as they cross the markings on the roundabout, which is far too late for any pedestrian, whom is about to cross the drivers exit path. I used to live a little further up the road from this particular junction and can attest that many drivers, make this lapse in judgement here. They seem to wait, until they are visible to oncoming cars, before making the turn signal. woolywords

3:25pm Thu 9 Jan 14

onsidecobra says...

The most important thing is that the lady in question is O.K., then the authorities can get to work and tackle the roundabout / traffic island problem.
The most important thing is that the lady in question is O.K., then the authorities can get to work and tackle the roundabout / traffic island problem. onsidecobra

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