Rolling block on M65 lifted after car crash

Rolling block on M65 lifted after car crash

Rolling block on M65 lifted after car crash

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A ROLLING road block was in place on the M65 this morning after a crash between two cars.

Recovery workers were removing debris from the eastbound carriageway, between junction eight at Accrington and nine at Hapton at around 7.20am.

An ambulance was on the scene, but it is not yet known if there were any injuries.

The road block was lifted around 7.30am and traffic is reported to be returning to normal.

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8:57am Wed 26 Mar 14

alf-abett says...

Why all these accidents on the M65, it cannot be all down to idiots and selfish drivers, or is it!! Even at weekends when it is quieter accidents are reported two or three a day.
Why all these accidents on the M65, it cannot be all down to idiots and selfish drivers, or is it!! Even at weekends when it is quieter accidents are reported two or three a day. alf-abett
  • Score: 5

9:03am Wed 26 Mar 14

Bluelizzy says...

One a day, every day at the moment.
One a day, every day at the moment. Bluelizzy
  • Score: 3

9:09am Wed 26 Mar 14

apple10 says...

Maybe more people ought to set their alarm clocks a little earlier then they would be more alert in a morning. I've just done a school run and it was noted there was some horrendous driving going on. Its an incident a day on the M65.
Maybe more people ought to set their alarm clocks a little earlier then they would be more alert in a morning. I've just done a school run and it was noted there was some horrendous driving going on. Its an incident a day on the M65. apple10
  • Score: 3

9:18am Wed 26 Mar 14

burner says...

LT, can you plase ask the cops' traffic division . . . . are there more or fewer accidents on the M65 compared to an EQUIVALENT Motorway ?
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Persue this one, it would be excellent investigative journalism - way better than your fruitless campaign for lights ( where either there are no poles or they are permanantly disabled ).
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Then chase up what motoring authorities see as a reason for such frequent incidents.
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I respect the views of those who comment on here but wouldn't we all rather a traffic engineer engages with this one ?
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Come on, LT . . . . do your bit !
LT, can you plase ask the cops' traffic division . . . . are there more or fewer accidents on the M65 compared to an EQUIVALENT Motorway ? . Persue this one, it would be excellent investigative journalism - way better than your fruitless campaign for lights ( where either there are no poles or they are permanantly disabled ). . Then chase up what motoring authorities see as a reason for such frequent incidents. . I respect the views of those who comment on here but wouldn't we all rather a traffic engineer engages with this one ? . Come on, LT . . . . do your bit ! burner
  • Score: 3

9:45am Wed 26 Mar 14

HarryBosch says...

There are too many 'accidents' happening, not just on the M65, but on all of our roads. I share burners frustration as to the causes, however, I have to say, ultimately, it is down to the individual drivers involved and there is no getting away from that. There are too many poor and downright dangerous drivers on the roads and every time I go out on the road I see examples of that. Speeding is the most obvious, use of mobile phones and injudicious decision making are all evident on every journey.
Once upon a time we used to see traffic police out on the road all the time. Now, I have to say, it's a rarity. That has to be down to the budget cuts to the police. When the traffic cops are out and about drivers tend to behave more appropriately. Nowadays, because drivers don't expect to encounter these moderators, they just bat on regardless. IMO therein lies the problem. We need a more visible policing presence. Until then the accident rate is just going to increase because there is nobody out there to hold these irresponsible drivers to account.
There are too many 'accidents' happening, not just on the M65, but on all of our roads. I share burners frustration as to the causes, however, I have to say, ultimately, it is down to the individual drivers involved and there is no getting away from that. There are too many poor and downright dangerous drivers on the roads and every time I go out on the road I see examples of that. Speeding is the most obvious, use of mobile phones and injudicious decision making are all evident on every journey. Once upon a time we used to see traffic police out on the road all the time. Now, I have to say, it's a rarity. That has to be down to the budget cuts to the police. When the traffic cops are out and about drivers tend to behave more appropriately. Nowadays, because drivers don't expect to encounter these moderators, they just bat on regardless. IMO therein lies the problem. We need a more visible policing presence. Until then the accident rate is just going to increase because there is nobody out there to hold these irresponsible drivers to account. HarryBosch
  • Score: 3

12:06pm Wed 26 Mar 14

hugofakenham says...

HarryBosch wrote:
There are too many 'accidents' happening, not just on the M65, but on all of our roads. I share burners frustration as to the causes, however, I have to say, ultimately, it is down to the individual drivers involved and there is no getting away from that. There are too many poor and downright dangerous drivers on the roads and every time I go out on the road I see examples of that. Speeding is the most obvious, use of mobile phones and injudicious decision making are all evident on every journey.
Once upon a time we used to see traffic police out on the road all the time. Now, I have to say, it's a rarity. That has to be down to the budget cuts to the police. When the traffic cops are out and about drivers tend to behave more appropriately. Nowadays, because drivers don't expect to encounter these moderators, they just bat on regardless. IMO therein lies the problem. We need a more visible policing presence. Until then the accident rate is just going to increase because there is nobody out there to hold these irresponsible drivers to account.
saw a lad yesterday at lights in Accrington, near Lidl, on his mobile,left hand and eating a hamburger,right hand.
[quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: There are too many 'accidents' happening, not just on the M65, but on all of our roads. I share burners frustration as to the causes, however, I have to say, ultimately, it is down to the individual drivers involved and there is no getting away from that. There are too many poor and downright dangerous drivers on the roads and every time I go out on the road I see examples of that. Speeding is the most obvious, use of mobile phones and injudicious decision making are all evident on every journey. Once upon a time we used to see traffic police out on the road all the time. Now, I have to say, it's a rarity. That has to be down to the budget cuts to the police. When the traffic cops are out and about drivers tend to behave more appropriately. Nowadays, because drivers don't expect to encounter these moderators, they just bat on regardless. IMO therein lies the problem. We need a more visible policing presence. Until then the accident rate is just going to increase because there is nobody out there to hold these irresponsible drivers to account.[/p][/quote]saw a lad yesterday at lights in Accrington, near Lidl, on his mobile,left hand and eating a hamburger,right hand. hugofakenham
  • Score: 0

12:50pm Wed 26 Mar 14

geegee3 says...

I travel on the M65 everyday to Blackburn and back and the moves that some people make are frightening. These people have no regard for themselves so they're not going to give a **** about anybody else. But as someone commented earlier who's policing it ?
I travel on the M65 everyday to Blackburn and back and the moves that some people make are frightening. These people have no regard for themselves so they're not going to give a **** about anybody else. But as someone commented earlier who's policing it ? geegee3
  • Score: 3

5:30pm Wed 26 Mar 14

DoggydogNo1 says...

Should have speed cameras on the motorway! Lots of them! When caught, fined and banned for life!
Should have speed cameras on the motorway! Lots of them! When caught, fined and banned for life! DoggydogNo1
  • Score: 1

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