Police renew plea for witnesses after Belmont crash

The Vauxhall Astra following the crash

The Vauxhall Astra following the crash

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

POLICE have renewed an appeal for witnesses to a crash in Belmont that left two women in hospital.

The accident happened about 8.30am on Monday when a Vauxhall Astra tried to overtake a car but was met by an oncoming vehicle.

The Vauxhall smashed into a tree before spinning down an embankment and hitting another tree.

The driver, a 25-year-old woman from Blackburn, suffered bruises, while the front seat passenger, a 20-year-old woman, also from Blackburn, was left with head, stomach and groin injuries.

Police say their enquiries are ongoing to trace the driver of the oncoming vehicle, who is a possible witness.

Sgt Dave Hogarth, from Lancashire Police’s road policing unit, said: “The driver and passenger of the Vauxhall were fortunate to receive relatively minor injuries.

“I am keen to trace any witnesses, and I am particularly keen to speak to the driver of the vehicle travelling in the opposite direction to the Astra who may be able to offer vital evidence surrounding the circumstances of this collision.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log number 0233 of Tuesday, August 19.

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9:53am Thu 21 Aug 14

burner says...

No need to comment this time . . . the story actually explains what happened and who's at fault. More like this, please.
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Unlike the unfortunate A666 motorbike accident where all sorts of speculation is going on because of poor reporting, lacking any facts / proper information..
No need to comment this time . . . the story actually explains what happened and who's at fault. More like this, please. . Unlike the unfortunate A666 motorbike accident where all sorts of speculation is going on because of poor reporting, lacking any facts / proper information.. burner
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