LATEST: Long delays on M65 after multi-vehicle smash

LATEST: Long delays on M65 after multi-vehicle smash

LATEST: Long delays on M65 after multi-vehicle smash

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MOTORISTS faced long delays this morning after several cars collided on the M65.

The crash, which happened between junctions seven and eight on the eastbound carriageway, involved a Ford Fiesta, a black Mercedes, a Vauxhall Astra, and a Nissan Micra.

One of the vehicles had spun around and was facing the wrong way in the central reservation.

Police have said that lanes two and three of the motorway are now running, but a lane one closure is still in place.

A second collision is also thought to have occured close to junction 13.

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9:26am Fri 7 Mar 14

hunter3062 says...

nothing new then on the m65..full of speeding midless morons in the rain.
nothing new then on the m65..full of speeding midless morons in the rain. hunter3062
  • Score: 19

9:27am Fri 7 Mar 14

Black Car Guy. says...

Slow down in the rain. It looks dark and damp out there.
Slow down in the rain. It looks dark and damp out there. Black Car Guy.
  • Score: 13

10:16am Fri 7 Mar 14

apple10 says...

Its some incident or other every week on the M65. Its a wonder you keep your life driving on there.
Its some incident or other every week on the M65. Its a wonder you keep your life driving on there. apple10
  • Score: 12

11:00am Fri 7 Mar 14

bradscorner says...

An accident on the M65? Must be because they don't have street lights on. Oh, wait...
An accident on the M65? Must be because they don't have street lights on. Oh, wait... bradscorner
  • Score: 15

11:46am Fri 7 Mar 14

A Darener says...

Just goes to show accidents happen, lights or no lights. What is it with this motorway that has so many idiotic drivers using it.
Just goes to show accidents happen, lights or no lights. What is it with this motorway that has so many idiotic drivers using it. A Darener
  • Score: 15

12:02pm Fri 7 Mar 14

hasslem hasslem says...

hunter3062 wrote:
nothing new then on the m65..full of speeding midless morons in the rain.
who said the cars were speeding? can't find any reference to that at all - maybe the lead car didn't have its lights on and was practically invisible in the rain and spray.....maybe somebody had a heart attack etc etc.
[quote][p][bold]hunter3062[/bold] wrote: nothing new then on the m65..full of speeding midless morons in the rain.[/p][/quote]who said the cars were speeding? can't find any reference to that at all - maybe the lead car didn't have its lights on and was practically invisible in the rain and spray.....maybe somebody had a heart attack etc etc. hasslem hasslem
  • Score: -2

12:53pm Fri 7 Mar 14

rudis_dad says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
hunter3062 wrote:
nothing new then on the m65..full of speeding midless morons in the rain.
who said the cars were speeding? can't find any reference to that at all - maybe the lead car didn't have its lights on and was practically invisible in the rain and spray.....maybe somebody had a heart attack etc etc.
And maybe, as has already been stated, it was down to the atrocious standard of driving displayed by 75% of the people who use it - trust me, I witnessed some truly frightening driving on the M65 this morning. I was doing 60mph in the pouring rain (which, I'll hold my hand up, was way too fast for the conditions and visibility), and yet I was being overtaken like I was going backwards. Add tailgating and none-use of lights into the equation and you've got a disaster in waiting. Yet I'll bet that none of the drivers involved will have the good grace to admit to driving inappropriately for the conditions.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hunter3062[/bold] wrote: nothing new then on the m65..full of speeding midless morons in the rain.[/p][/quote]who said the cars were speeding? can't find any reference to that at all - maybe the lead car didn't have its lights on and was practically invisible in the rain and spray.....maybe somebody had a heart attack etc etc.[/p][/quote]And maybe, as has already been stated, it was down to the atrocious standard of driving displayed by 75% of the people who use it - trust me, I witnessed some truly frightening driving on the M65 this morning. I was doing 60mph in the pouring rain (which, I'll hold my hand up, was way too fast for the conditions and visibility), and yet I was being overtaken like I was going backwards. Add tailgating and none-use of lights into the equation and you've got a disaster in waiting. Yet I'll bet that none of the drivers involved will have the good grace to admit to driving inappropriately for the conditions. rudis_dad
  • Score: 28

1:03pm Fri 7 Mar 14

velocityowl says...

I am amazed at number of drivers who tailgate, don't use indicators, stick in middle lane when inside one is empty and overtake at really high speeds on the motorway. The number you see around town talking on their mobiles while driving and not indicating which way they intend to go makes me wonder why there are not far more accidents.
I am amazed at number of drivers who tailgate, don't use indicators, stick in middle lane when inside one is empty and overtake at really high speeds on the motorway. The number you see around town talking on their mobiles while driving and not indicating which way they intend to go makes me wonder why there are not far more accidents. velocityowl
  • Score: 17

1:55pm Fri 7 Mar 14

hasslem hasslem says...

rudis_dad wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
hunter3062 wrote:
nothing new then on the m65..full of speeding midless morons in the rain.
who said the cars were speeding? can't find any reference to that at all - maybe the lead car didn't have its lights on and was practically invisible in the rain and spray.....maybe somebody had a heart attack etc etc.
And maybe, as has already been stated, it was down to the atrocious standard of driving displayed by 75% of the people who use it - trust me, I witnessed some truly frightening driving on the M65 this morning. I was doing 60mph in the pouring rain (which, I'll hold my hand up, was way too fast for the conditions and visibility), and yet I was being overtaken like I was going backwards. Add tailgating and none-use of lights into the equation and you've got a disaster in waiting. Yet I'll bet that none of the drivers involved will have the good grace to admit to driving inappropriately for the conditions.
and maybe it was - but what is not certain at this moment is the cause. no doubt you have your own opinion on oscar pistorious and whether he did it or not - but you don't know.

and by you own admission driving at 60 was way too fast - so you are one of those mindless idiots that could have caused an accident. to me non-use of a cars lights in such conditions is probably more dangerous than speeding vehicles. i cannot understand for the life of me why cars don't believe it is a good idea to switch their lights on in rain. the problem is made worse with silver and black cars in these conditions - without lights they are practically invisible
[quote][p][bold]rudis_dad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hunter3062[/bold] wrote: nothing new then on the m65..full of speeding midless morons in the rain.[/p][/quote]who said the cars were speeding? can't find any reference to that at all - maybe the lead car didn't have its lights on and was practically invisible in the rain and spray.....maybe somebody had a heart attack etc etc.[/p][/quote]And maybe, as has already been stated, it was down to the atrocious standard of driving displayed by 75% of the people who use it - trust me, I witnessed some truly frightening driving on the M65 this morning. I was doing 60mph in the pouring rain (which, I'll hold my hand up, was way too fast for the conditions and visibility), and yet I was being overtaken like I was going backwards. Add tailgating and none-use of lights into the equation and you've got a disaster in waiting. Yet I'll bet that none of the drivers involved will have the good grace to admit to driving inappropriately for the conditions.[/p][/quote]and maybe it was - but what is not certain at this moment is the cause. no doubt you have your own opinion on oscar pistorious and whether he did it or not - but you don't know. and by you own admission driving at 60 was way too fast - so you are one of those mindless idiots that could have caused an accident. to me non-use of a cars lights in such conditions is probably more dangerous than speeding vehicles. i cannot understand for the life of me why cars don't believe it is a good idea to switch their lights on in rain. the problem is made worse with silver and black cars in these conditions - without lights they are practically invisible hasslem hasslem
  • Score: 4

3:00pm Fri 7 Mar 14

jogalot says...

A Darener wrote:
Just goes to show accidents happen, lights or no lights. What is it with this motorway that has so many idiotic drivers using it.
Idiotic drivers come from idiotic places and many Bumley fans are setting off early to make sure they get to Ewood in time for the game on Sunday. They shouldn't be parking for a picnic in the central reservation or playing at dodgems but it's very hard getting the message through.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Just goes to show accidents happen, lights or no lights. What is it with this motorway that has so many idiotic drivers using it.[/p][/quote]Idiotic drivers come from idiotic places and many Bumley fans are setting off early to make sure they get to Ewood in time for the game on Sunday. They shouldn't be parking for a picnic in the central reservation or playing at dodgems but it's very hard getting the message through. jogalot
  • Score: -10

3:41pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Blackburnley says...

jogalot wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Just goes to show accidents happen, lights or no lights. What is it with this motorway that has so many idiotic drivers using it.
Idiotic drivers come from idiotic places and many Bumley fans are setting off early to make sure they get to Ewood in time for the game on Sunday. They shouldn't be parking for a picnic in the central reservation or playing at dodgems but it's very hard getting the message through.
So why would Burnley fans be driving on the Eastbound carriageway to get to Blackburn
[quote][p][bold]jogalot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Just goes to show accidents happen, lights or no lights. What is it with this motorway that has so many idiotic drivers using it.[/p][/quote]Idiotic drivers come from idiotic places and many Bumley fans are setting off early to make sure they get to Ewood in time for the game on Sunday. They shouldn't be parking for a picnic in the central reservation or playing at dodgems but it's very hard getting the message through.[/p][/quote]So why would Burnley fans be driving on the Eastbound carriageway to get to Blackburn Blackburnley
  • Score: 4

4:47pm Fri 7 Mar 14

glynners says...

Spend my time as a passenger on the commute between Preston & Blackburn and the amount of idiots I see on this small stretch of Motorway is staggering. People cutting across the filter lanes when traffic is at a standstill, going from the outside to the slip road with a matter of inches to spare, undertaking, tailgating etc just numerous stupid drivers.. yet never seen a single one pulled by the police

However you can be pretty sure that if you touch 80mph when the road is empty on a Sunday night you'll find a ticket on the doormat a few days later
Spend my time as a passenger on the commute between Preston & Blackburn and the amount of idiots I see on this small stretch of Motorway is staggering. People cutting across the filter lanes when traffic is at a standstill, going from the outside to the slip road with a matter of inches to spare, undertaking, tailgating etc just numerous stupid drivers.. yet never seen a single one pulled by the police However you can be pretty sure that if you touch 80mph when the road is empty on a Sunday night you'll find a ticket on the doormat a few days later glynners
  • Score: 7

4:52pm Fri 7 Mar 14

jogalot says...

"So why would Burnley fans be driving on the Eastbound carriageway to get to Blackburn"

That's for them to do and for us to wonder why. Inferiority complex, psychological damage, incredibly low self-esteem from 35 years of being losers - you have to feel sorry for them. If Bumley lose again on Sunday the NHS might finally collapse altogether under the extra burden.
"So why would Burnley fans be driving on the Eastbound carriageway to get to Blackburn" That's for them to do and for us to wonder why. Inferiority complex, psychological damage, incredibly low self-esteem from 35 years of being losers - you have to feel sorry for them. If Bumley lose again on Sunday the NHS might finally collapse altogether under the extra burden. jogalot
  • Score: -2

5:08pm Fri 7 Mar 14

theboxman says...

people being hurt, lives put at risk and jogalot can only pass inane comments about a mere footballl match,What an empty, simple life some people lead,
people being hurt, lives put at risk and jogalot can only pass inane comments about a mere footballl match,What an empty, simple life some people lead, theboxman
  • Score: 7

5:35pm Fri 7 Mar 14

jogalot says...

theboxman wrote:
people being hurt, lives put at risk and jogalot can only pass inane comments about a mere footballl match,What an empty, simple life some people lead,
Cars, cars, cars. Accidents, damage, lives lost, every day. Stress and madness just to save a little time. For what? So they can fit a bit more stress and madness into their lives. Where are you all rushing to? When you get there, are you still stressed and preparing to rush somewhere else? How many of you are enjoying your journey?

OK, football is madness too but cars and motorways? There's millions of them but people now seem crazier than ever. Progress, they call it. I wish human beings would progress.
[quote][p][bold]theboxman[/bold] wrote: people being hurt, lives put at risk and jogalot can only pass inane comments about a mere footballl match,What an empty, simple life some people lead,[/p][/quote]Cars, cars, cars. Accidents, damage, lives lost, every day. Stress and madness just to save a little time. For what? So they can fit a bit more stress and madness into their lives. Where are you all rushing to? When you get there, are you still stressed and preparing to rush somewhere else? How many of you are enjoying your journey? OK, football is madness too but cars and motorways? There's millions of them but people now seem crazier than ever. Progress, they call it. I wish human beings would progress. jogalot
  • Score: 3

6:00pm Fri 7 Mar 14

tall in the saddle says...

jogalot wrote:
A Darener wrote:
Just goes to show accidents happen, lights or no lights. What is it with this motorway that has so many idiotic drivers using it.
Idiotic drivers come from idiotic places and many Bumley fans are setting off early to make sure they get to Ewood in time for the game on Sunday. They shouldn't be parking for a picnic in the central reservation or playing at dodgems but it's very hard getting the message through.
Trying to prove your an idiot? You've succeeded
[quote][p][bold]jogalot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Just goes to show accidents happen, lights or no lights. What is it with this motorway that has so many idiotic drivers using it.[/p][/quote]Idiotic drivers come from idiotic places and many Bumley fans are setting off early to make sure they get to Ewood in time for the game on Sunday. They shouldn't be parking for a picnic in the central reservation or playing at dodgems but it's very hard getting the message through.[/p][/quote]Trying to prove your an idiot? You've succeeded tall in the saddle
  • Score: 1

8:54am Sun 9 Mar 14

rudis_dad says...

hasslem hasslem wrote:
rudis_dad wrote:
hasslem hasslem wrote:
hunter3062 wrote:
nothing new then on the m65..full of speeding midless morons in the rain.
who said the cars were speeding? can't find any reference to that at all - maybe the lead car didn't have its lights on and was practically invisible in the rain and spray.....maybe somebody had a heart attack etc etc.
And maybe, as has already been stated, it was down to the atrocious standard of driving displayed by 75% of the people who use it - trust me, I witnessed some truly frightening driving on the M65 this morning. I was doing 60mph in the pouring rain (which, I'll hold my hand up, was way too fast for the conditions and visibility), and yet I was being overtaken like I was going backwards. Add tailgating and none-use of lights into the equation and you've got a disaster in waiting. Yet I'll bet that none of the drivers involved will have the good grace to admit to driving inappropriately for the conditions.
and maybe it was - but what is not certain at this moment is the cause. no doubt you have your own opinion on oscar pistorious and whether he did it or not - but you don't know.

and by you own admission driving at 60 was way too fast - so you are one of those mindless idiots that could have caused an accident. to me non-use of a cars lights in such conditions is probably more dangerous than speeding vehicles. i cannot understand for the life of me why cars don't believe it is a good idea to switch their lights on in rain. the problem is made worse with silver and black cars in these conditions - without lights they are practically invisible
Hmm. But at least I admit to driving inappropriately for the conditions - my point is that I'll put money on no-one else having the balls to do that even if they're capable of recognising the fact that they were.

My comment - 28 thumbs up; yours - 4.

I win.
[quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rudis_dad[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hasslem hasslem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hunter3062[/bold] wrote: nothing new then on the m65..full of speeding midless morons in the rain.[/p][/quote]who said the cars were speeding? can't find any reference to that at all - maybe the lead car didn't have its lights on and was practically invisible in the rain and spray.....maybe somebody had a heart attack etc etc.[/p][/quote]And maybe, as has already been stated, it was down to the atrocious standard of driving displayed by 75% of the people who use it - trust me, I witnessed some truly frightening driving on the M65 this morning. I was doing 60mph in the pouring rain (which, I'll hold my hand up, was way too fast for the conditions and visibility), and yet I was being overtaken like I was going backwards. Add tailgating and none-use of lights into the equation and you've got a disaster in waiting. Yet I'll bet that none of the drivers involved will have the good grace to admit to driving inappropriately for the conditions.[/p][/quote]and maybe it was - but what is not certain at this moment is the cause. no doubt you have your own opinion on oscar pistorious and whether he did it or not - but you don't know. and by you own admission driving at 60 was way too fast - so you are one of those mindless idiots that could have caused an accident. to me non-use of a cars lights in such conditions is probably more dangerous than speeding vehicles. i cannot understand for the life of me why cars don't believe it is a good idea to switch their lights on in rain. the problem is made worse with silver and black cars in these conditions - without lights they are practically invisible[/p][/quote]Hmm. But at least I admit to driving inappropriately for the conditions - my point is that I'll put money on no-one else having the balls to do that even if they're capable of recognising the fact that they were. My comment - 28 thumbs up; yours - 4. I win. rudis_dad
  • Score: 0

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