Updated: Lorry sheds load on to car in Oswaldtwistle

Blackburn Citizen: Police closed the road in both directions following the incident Police closed the road in both directions following the incident

A ROAD remains shut after an HGV struck a railway bridge in Oswaldtwistle.

The incident happened at around 9.30 this morning when the vehicle, which was carrying empty intermediate bulk containers hit the structure, in Blackburn Road, West End, and spilled its load.

One of the containers fell onto a Nissan Micra, which was travelling in the opposite direction, and the female driver was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital , although her injuries are not thought to be serious.

The road has been closed in both directions from its junction with Market Street so that police can clear the area.

Trains were also stopped for around half an hour while an engineer assessed if any structural damage had been caused to the bridge.

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2:54pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Gaius Grossus says...

Considering the passenger car involved was a Nissan Micra, is'nt the issan ad just a bit thoughtless?
Considering the passenger car involved was a Nissan Micra, is'nt the issan ad just a bit thoughtless? Gaius Grossus
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5:11pm Tue 4 Sep 12

ToffeeGuy says...

The whole of Blackburn Road is a mess at the moment, trafficwise.
The whole of Blackburn Road is a mess at the moment, trafficwise. ToffeeGuy
  • Score: 1

5:39pm Tue 4 Sep 12

linz100 says...

im the driver of the micra, im sore, but ok. thankyou to the emergency services and everyone else who helped me today ****
im the driver of the micra, im sore, but ok. thankyou to the emergency services and everyone else who helped me today **** linz100
  • Score: 12

9:15pm Tue 4 Sep 12

mys says...

Omg what a mess,at least the drivers ok x
Omg what a mess,at least the drivers ok x mys
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1:49pm Wed 5 Sep 12

LancsLass says...

O my word just seen the new article regarding this accident along with the picture of your car linz100 how lucky are you I would get the lottery put on should I be you what a miracle you wasn't seriously injured looking at the mess it has made of your poor car. Seriously though I am so glad you are ok it truely is a miracle hope your soon not feeling so tender and back to a hundred per cent x
O my word just seen the new article regarding this accident along with the picture of your car linz100 how lucky are you I would get the lottery put on should I be you what a miracle you wasn't seriously injured looking at the mess it has made of your poor car. Seriously though I am so glad you are ok it truely is a miracle hope your soon not feeling so tender and back to a hundred per cent x LancsLass
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