Ten-year-old boy airlifted to hospital after Rising Bridge crash

Blackburn Citizen: Ten-year-old boy airlifted to hospital after Rising Bridge crash Ten-year-old boy airlifted to hospital after Rising Bridge crash

A 10-YEAR-OLD boy has been airlifted to hospital after being knocked down in Rising Bridge.

The crash, involving a black Lexus car, happened around 3.40pm yesterday in Blackburn Road, near the McDonald’s roundabout.

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Police said the youngster suffered injuries to his shoulder and head.

The air ambulance was called and police closed off the road to allow him to be treated. He was then taken to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

A police spokesman said: “It is no longer being treated as a minor injury, but the extent of the injuries are unclear.

“It is looking like it was an accident.”

The spokesman added that the boy had just left a nearby school and his condition was described as serious.

A woman whose house overlooks the site of the accident said: “I was sat outside when I saw the car pull up with its wing mirror hanging off and knew something bad had happened.

“I don’t think it was his fault.

“It is a really dangerous stretch as you get people coming off the roundabout from the motorway.”

Another resident said: “I am just bothered about the lad. I hope he is okay.”

Rossendale West county councillor David Stansfield, who represents Rising Bridge on Lancashire County Council, said: “My thoughts are with the family at this time.

“I hope the young boy recovers and everything is all right.

“I do have grave concerns about the road in that area and the amount of traffic that uses it.

“I am also worried about the roundabout, where the grass is not being cut and it is so overgrown now that it obscures people’s view as they come around the corner.

“The county council, Rossendale Council and the Highways Agency need to get their act together to get something sorted out.”

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11:57pm Thu 17 Jul 14

mys says...

Hope he's ok :) but what is a 10 yr old doing crossing that busy road on his own for gods sake,why aren't his parents with him ?
Hope he's ok :) but what is a 10 yr old doing crossing that busy road on his own for gods sake,why aren't his parents with him ? mys
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12:16am Fri 18 Jul 14

blahblahblah321 says...

At what point does this article say he was unaccompanied? Please don't make assumptions.... His Mother was with him, as was his heart broken sister and school friends.
At what point does this article say he was unaccompanied? Please don't make assumptions.... His Mother was with him, as was his heart broken sister and school friends. blahblahblah321
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8:47am Fri 18 Jul 14

Something Vague says...

yet again its another case of people speeding around the roundabout after coming off/joining the bypass.

Hope the lad is ok
yet again its another case of people speeding around the roundabout after coming off/joining the bypass. Hope the lad is ok Something Vague
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3:03pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Ex-Darrener says...

Many drivers treat that roundabout as if it wasn' t there. If you are travelling from Colne to the M62, it is the only place on the route at which you have to stop and possibly give way from the right . There shoud have been a flyover or underpass there when it was built 30-odd years ago and that is a greater necessity than ever these days. Sadly no place for pedestrians.
Many drivers treat that roundabout as if it wasn' t there. If you are travelling from Colne to the M62, it is the only place on the route at which you have to stop and possibly give way from the right . There shoud have been a flyover or underpass there when it was built 30-odd years ago and that is a greater necessity than ever these days. Sadly no place for pedestrians. Ex-Darrener
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6:59pm Fri 18 Jul 14

mys says...

blahblahblah321 wrote:
At what point does this article say he was unaccompanied? Please don't make assumptions.... His Mother was with him, as was his heart broken sister and school friends.
It said on the radio news he was leaving school ALONE, this story doesn't say he was with his mum so what would you think eh ? I'm sure his mum and sister are traumatised and I hope he recovers soon big hugs to him and his family x
[quote][p][bold]blahblahblah321[/bold] wrote: At what point does this article say he was unaccompanied? Please don't make assumptions.... His Mother was with him, as was his heart broken sister and school friends.[/p][/quote]It said on the radio news he was leaving school ALONE, this story doesn't say he was with his mum so what would you think eh ? I'm sure his mum and sister are traumatised and I hope he recovers soon big hugs to him and his family x mys
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8:06pm Fri 18 Jul 14

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

It would be near impossible for a car to break the speed limit around a roundabout that tight.

It sounds to me like an accident and not worth pointing any fingers, I hope the kid is ok and his family too!
It would be near impossible for a car to break the speed limit around a roundabout that tight. It sounds to me like an accident and not worth pointing any fingers, I hope the kid is ok and his family too! HelmshoreMan2010
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2:47am Sat 19 Jul 14

yousoknowit says...

HelmshoreMan wth do you get your knowledge from. That roundabout from the Haslingden bypass is a straight through line onto Blackburn Rd Rising Bridge where the young lad was unfortunately involved.

Most drivers are still driving above the speed limit on the road as it can take the most experienced driver a few seconds to get used to a 30 mph speed limit coming from a 70 mph limit.

There are so many accidents in this area as people still hit the roundabout at 50-70 mph even though it states the roundabout is a 30 mph zone.

What the real problem is, the pelican crossing in place at present does not benefit the school especially since the overpopulated Lancashire council offices opened next to the school. They have taken most of the parents parking away, as well as resident parking on nearby streets.

The crossing where this young boy was caught out is now used a lot more as parents have to walk there children to school. from bus stops nearby. The crossing is right near the bend to the petrol station and people overtake those turning in without a second thought.

Also bear in mind that the crossing he was on is a raised crossing and you should not really be travelling above 25mph where you see them. that is the problem, they are a warning and people just think they are an inconvenience.
HelmshoreMan wth do you get your knowledge from. That roundabout from the Haslingden bypass is a straight through line onto Blackburn Rd Rising Bridge where the young lad was unfortunately involved. Most drivers are still driving above the speed limit on the road as it can take the most experienced driver a few seconds to get used to a 30 mph speed limit coming from a 70 mph limit. There are so many accidents in this area as people still hit the roundabout at 50-70 mph even though it states the roundabout is a 30 mph zone. What the real problem is, the pelican crossing in place at present does not benefit the school especially since the overpopulated Lancashire council offices opened next to the school. They have taken most of the parents parking away, as well as resident parking on nearby streets. The crossing where this young boy was caught out is now used a lot more as parents have to walk there children to school. from bus stops nearby. The crossing is right near the bend to the petrol station and people overtake those turning in without a second thought. Also bear in mind that the crossing he was on is a raised crossing and you should not really be travelling above 25mph where you see them. that is the problem, they are a warning and people just think they are an inconvenience. yousoknowit
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2:54am Sat 19 Jul 14

yousoknowit says...

P.s Mr Stansfield Yeah the grass is long on the roundabout and needs cutting, the same goes for your wages and expenses, but in both situations nothing will happen. The roundabout has hardly anything to do with this situation, but your friends at the very local offices that nobody wanted building might give a helping hand to get a proper more appropiate crossing installed.
P.s Mr Stansfield Yeah the grass is long on the roundabout and needs cutting, the same goes for your wages and expenses, but in both situations nothing will happen. The roundabout has hardly anything to do with this situation, but your friends at the very local offices that nobody wanted building might give a helping hand to get a proper more appropiate crossing installed. yousoknowit
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10:39pm Sun 20 Jul 14

xbabychick1stx says...

This infuriates me the boys mother was there as was his sister I know as I rung the ambulance and was there the driver was not speeding it was an accident everyone was devastated after speaking to the boys mother he is doing well please if you weren't there don't assume you know what happened it was heartbreaking
This infuriates me the boys mother was there as was his sister I know as I rung the ambulance and was there the driver was not speeding it was an accident everyone was devastated after speaking to the boys mother he is doing well please if you weren't there don't assume you know what happened it was heartbreaking xbabychick1stx
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