Car collides with five parked vehicles in Rishton

Car collides with five parked vehicles in Rishton

Car collides with five parked vehicles in Rishton

First published in News Blackburn Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A MAN and a teenager have been taken to hospital after their car collided with five parked vehicles in Rishton this evening.

The man, in his late 20s, was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital along with the teenage girl following the incident in Hermitage Street shortly after 8.10pm.

They did not suffer any serious injuries and were taken to hospital as a precaution.

The white Peugeot 206 they were travelling in suffered major damage along with a number of other parked cars.

A police spokesman said: “No arrests have been made at this time and we are currently speaking to the owners of the cars and to the two people in the Peugeot.

“We are also speaking to eye-witnesses and to local residents.

“If anyone has any further information please contact Blackburn Police Station or call 101.

“The two people in the Peugeot did not suffer any serious injuries and were taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital as a precaution.

“We are investigating whether it was driver error or a mechanical fault."

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10:59pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Stone Island: says...

“We are investigating whether it was driver error or a mechanical fault."

Investigate no further. It wasn't a mechanical fault. He was driving like a t**t, as usual. And before anyone starts, YES, I do know who was driving, and how he was driving prior to the 'accident'.

The LT haven't published any pictures yet, but the car ended up on it's side, on the pavement. It's just as well there was no poor soul walking on it at the time, as they would have almost certainly been killed.
“We are investigating whether it was driver error or a mechanical fault." Investigate no further. It wasn't a mechanical fault. He was driving like a t**t, as usual. And before anyone starts, YES, I do know who was driving, and how he was driving prior to the 'accident'. The LT haven't published any pictures yet, but the car ended up on it's side, on the pavement. It's just as well there was no poor soul walking on it at the time, as they would have almost certainly been killed. Stone Island:
  • Score: 47

11:45pm Tue 3 Jun 14

useyourhead says...

I have seen pics, very lucky to be no injuries
I have seen pics, very lucky to be no injuries useyourhead
  • Score: 12

12:31am Wed 4 Jun 14

Innocentparty says...

Stone Island: wrote:
“We are investigating whether it was driver error or a mechanical fault."

Investigate no further. It wasn't a mechanical fault. He was driving like a t**t, as usual. And before anyone starts, YES, I do know who was driving, and how he was driving prior to the 'accident'.

The LT haven't published any pictures yet, but the car ended up on it's side, on the pavement. It's just as well there was no poor soul walking on it at the time, as they would have almost certainly been killed.
It was a parked car which ended up on it's side on the pavement. I should know because it was my car!
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: “We are investigating whether it was driver error or a mechanical fault." Investigate no further. It wasn't a mechanical fault. He was driving like a t**t, as usual. And before anyone starts, YES, I do know who was driving, and how he was driving prior to the 'accident'. The LT haven't published any pictures yet, but the car ended up on it's side, on the pavement. It's just as well there was no poor soul walking on it at the time, as they would have almost certainly been killed.[/p][/quote]It was a parked car which ended up on it's side on the pavement. I should know because it was my car! Innocentparty
  • Score: 21

12:55am Wed 4 Jun 14

Stone Island: says...

Innocentparty wrote:
Stone Island: wrote:
“We are investigating whether it was driver error or a mechanical fault."

Investigate no further. It wasn't a mechanical fault. He was driving like a t**t, as usual. And before anyone starts, YES, I do know who was driving, and how he was driving prior to the 'accident'.

The LT haven't published any pictures yet, but the car ended up on it's side, on the pavement. It's just as well there was no poor soul walking on it at the time, as they would have almost certainly been killed.
It was a parked car which ended up on it's side on the pavement. I should know because it was my car!
Sorry to hear that. I just hope the bell was insured. I can't believe the amount of damage that has been caused, especially when you bear in mind that that stretch of road has a 30 MPH speed limit.

It's high time the authorities started coming down hard on the idiotic drivers, who have no respect for other road users, or pedestrians, and took them off the road, for GOOD.
[quote][p][bold]Innocentparty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: “We are investigating whether it was driver error or a mechanical fault." Investigate no further. It wasn't a mechanical fault. He was driving like a t**t, as usual. And before anyone starts, YES, I do know who was driving, and how he was driving prior to the 'accident'. The LT haven't published any pictures yet, but the car ended up on it's side, on the pavement. It's just as well there was no poor soul walking on it at the time, as they would have almost certainly been killed.[/p][/quote]It was a parked car which ended up on it's side on the pavement. I should know because it was my car![/p][/quote]Sorry to hear that. I just hope the bell was insured. I can't believe the amount of damage that has been caused, especially when you bear in mind that that stretch of road has a 30 MPH speed limit. It's high time the authorities started coming down hard on the idiotic drivers, who have no respect for other road users, or pedestrians, and took them off the road, for GOOD. Stone Island:
  • Score: 32

3:29am Wed 4 Jun 14

mackb3808 says...

I am sorry to the stone island commenter that you so negative about the driver, the driver was drinking & driving, wasnt speeding and it was a technical fault the power steering had gone...
I am sorry to the stone island commenter that you so negative about the driver, the driver was drinking & driving, wasnt speeding and it was a technical fault the power steering had gone... mackb3808
  • Score: -34

3:29am Wed 4 Jun 14

mackb3808 says...

Wasnt*
Wasnt* mackb3808
  • Score: -18

6:31am Wed 4 Jun 14

Innocentparty says...

mackb3808 wrote:
I am sorry to the stone island commenter that you so negative about the driver, the driver was drinking & driving, wasnt speeding and it was a technical fault the power steering had gone...
Funny that's not what all the witnesses say. Nor is that conclusive with the force of impact. 30mph doesn't take out a bollard, and flip a car so forcefully on to it's side it moves part of a stone wall. Also a car doing 30 and losing power steering is more likely to remain going in a straight line because the steering goes rigid.
[quote][p][bold]mackb3808[/bold] wrote: I am sorry to the stone island commenter that you so negative about the driver, the driver was drinking & driving, wasnt speeding and it was a technical fault the power steering had gone...[/p][/quote]Funny that's not what all the witnesses say. Nor is that conclusive with the force of impact. 30mph doesn't take out a bollard, and flip a car so forcefully on to it's side it moves part of a stone wall. Also a car doing 30 and losing power steering is more likely to remain going in a straight line because the steering goes rigid. Innocentparty
  • Score: 20

7:09am Wed 4 Jun 14

Rhysage says...

mackb3808 wrote:
I am sorry to the stone island commenter that you so negative about the driver, the driver was drinking & driving, wasnt speeding and it was a technical fault the power steering had gone...
There is no way a car doing 30 can flip another car, write off another, as well as damage two others. It 'may' have Been down to the bald tyres, drinking and driving, driving like an idiot but I'm pretty sure it was speeding!!!

The facts really don't lie here, the person needs to take a hard look at themselves, power steering failure dosnt cause a car to turn on it's own...
[quote][p][bold]mackb3808[/bold] wrote: I am sorry to the stone island commenter that you so negative about the driver, the driver was drinking & driving, wasnt speeding and it was a technical fault the power steering had gone...[/p][/quote]There is no way a car doing 30 can flip another car, write off another, as well as damage two others. It 'may' have Been down to the bald tyres, drinking and driving, driving like an idiot but I'm pretty sure it was speeding!!! The facts really don't lie here, the person needs to take a hard look at themselves, power steering failure dosnt cause a car to turn on it's own... Rhysage
  • Score: 16

8:35am Wed 4 Jun 14

Jerzei Balowski says...

mackb3808 wrote:
I am sorry to the stone island commenter that you so negative about the driver, the driver was drinking & driving, wasnt speeding and it was a technical fault the power steering had gone...
Power steering failure, ha !!! Sounds like the invented excuse of someone who doesn't realise that power steering only really provides much assistance on a small car at below 15mph.
[quote][p][bold]mackb3808[/bold] wrote: I am sorry to the stone island commenter that you so negative about the driver, the driver was drinking & driving, wasnt speeding and it was a technical fault the power steering had gone...[/p][/quote]Power steering failure, ha !!! Sounds like the invented excuse of someone who doesn't realise that power steering only really provides much assistance on a small car at below 15mph. Jerzei Balowski
  • Score: 13

8:41am Wed 4 Jun 14

Stone Island: says...

mackb3808 wrote:
I am sorry to the stone island commenter that you so negative about the driver, the driver was drinking & driving, wasnt speeding and it was a technical fault the power steering had gone...
Wasn't speeding my ARSE! You don't get that amount of damage, with a 30 MPH collision.
[quote][p][bold]mackb3808[/bold] wrote: I am sorry to the stone island commenter that you so negative about the driver, the driver was drinking & driving, wasnt speeding and it was a technical fault the power steering had gone...[/p][/quote]Wasn't speeding my ARSE! You don't get that amount of damage, with a 30 MPH collision. Stone Island:
  • Score: 21

8:52am Wed 4 Jun 14

Stone Island: says...

mackb3808 wrote:
I am sorry to the stone island commenter that you so negative about the driver, the driver was drinking & driving, wasnt speeding and it was a technical fault the power steering had gone...
And another thing; I hope Lee wasn't p1ssed, as this will make his insurance null and void (assuming he has it), so who foots the bill for all the damage to the other cars etc?
[quote][p][bold]mackb3808[/bold] wrote: I am sorry to the stone island commenter that you so negative about the driver, the driver was drinking & driving, wasnt speeding and it was a technical fault the power steering had gone...[/p][/quote]And another thing; I hope Lee wasn't p1ssed, as this will make his insurance null and void (assuming he has it), so who foots the bill for all the damage to the other cars etc? Stone Island:
  • Score: 14

8:55am Wed 4 Jun 14

Innocentparty says...

Police breath tested him, he wasn't drunk. And I have all his insurance details from the police.
Police breath tested him, he wasn't drunk. And I have all his insurance details from the police. Innocentparty
  • Score: 12

9:21am Wed 4 Jun 14

Benpupdog says...

I live near were the accident happened. Cars traveling at these speeds is a daily occurrence on this stretch of road and the police are aware of it but do nothing. They put on ythe occasional speed trap for cars coming up the hill into Rishton doing 40 mph but never catch the ones going down the hill doing 60 - 70 mph as this accident shows.
I live near were the accident happened. Cars traveling at these speeds is a daily occurrence on this stretch of road and the police are aware of it but do nothing. They put on ythe occasional speed trap for cars coming up the hill into Rishton doing 40 mph but never catch the ones going down the hill doing 60 - 70 mph as this accident shows. Benpupdog
  • Score: 13

10:40am Wed 4 Jun 14

Steven Seagull says...

mackb3808 wrote:
I am sorry to the stone island commenter that you so negative about the driver, the driver was drinking & driving, wasnt speeding and it was a technical fault the power steering had gone...
What a total fcukwit. 4 cars don't get totalled through a 30 mph collision. Make no mistake about it, this is 100% down to an unacceptably P1ss poor standard of driving.
[quote][p][bold]mackb3808[/bold] wrote: I am sorry to the stone island commenter that you so negative about the driver, the driver was drinking & driving, wasnt speeding and it was a technical fault the power steering had gone...[/p][/quote]What a total fcukwit. 4 cars don't get totalled through a 30 mph collision. Make no mistake about it, this is 100% down to an unacceptably P1ss poor standard of driving. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 19

10:41am Wed 4 Jun 14

Steven Seagull says...

Benpupdog wrote:
I live near were the accident happened. Cars traveling at these speeds is a daily occurrence on this stretch of road and the police are aware of it but do nothing. They put on ythe occasional speed trap for cars coming up the hill into Rishton doing 40 mph but never catch the ones going down the hill doing 60 - 70 mph as this accident shows.
What exactly do you want them to do about it?

Put a cop there 24 hours a day perhaps?
[quote][p][bold]Benpupdog[/bold] wrote: I live near were the accident happened. Cars traveling at these speeds is a daily occurrence on this stretch of road and the police are aware of it but do nothing. They put on ythe occasional speed trap for cars coming up the hill into Rishton doing 40 mph but never catch the ones going down the hill doing 60 - 70 mph as this accident shows.[/p][/quote]What exactly do you want them to do about it? Put a cop there 24 hours a day perhaps? Steven Seagull
  • Score: -6

12:12am Sun 8 Jun 14

If_it's_not_broken_don't_fix_it says...

What is the significance of a teenager in the car? A girl? Trying to impress?
What is the significance of a teenager in the car? A girl? Trying to impress? If_it's_not_broken_don't_fix_it
  • Score: 1

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