Death warning as drivers park on East Lancs hill

Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors where people park illegally and a man has been injured recently

Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors where people park illegally and a man has been injured recently

First published in Hyndburn Blackburn Citizen: Photograph of the Author by , Crime reporter

PARKING issues on a stretch of road where a man was knocked down need to be resolved to stop a ‘potential fatality’, a councillor has warned.

Coun Tim O’Kane, who represents Clayton-le-Moors, said the problems on the hill near the Conservative Club, in Whalley Road, had become so bad that he worried somebody could be killed.

A man was knocked down on the stretch last month and suffered serious injuries after trying to negotiate his way between two parked cars.

Coun O’Kane said he had been working with the police to stop people from parking illegally.

He said: “There has already been one serious accident at this spot and the next one could be a fatality.

“People should not be parking in front of the Conservative Club. It is against the Highway Code to park on the brow of a hill.

“It was mostly people with disabled badges, but then it became anybody and everybody parking there.”

Coun O’Kane has had numerous complaints from residents and businesses in the area stressing how dangerous they think the situation is.

He said officers had already visited the busy road to ask all drivers, even those with disabled badges, to move on.

The road on the Conservative Club side is marked with a red shaded in area with a white outline advising motorists that they should not park there.

The councillor added: “People decided to just park up and leave their vehicles there for hours at a time.

“I have seen an improvement since the police took the action, but it needs to continue.

“It is just wrong for people to park there.”

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3:24pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Mikeee47 says...

Do correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a Pedestrian crossing in that area, although sad someone got run over and injured crossing the road, for the sake of walking 20mtrs or less to the crossing the accident would have been avoided, it's not all the motorists fault if pedestrians Can't or won't look both ways before crossing,
Didn't Tufty and the Green cross code man always say NEVER CROSS between parked cars. weather parked illegally or not, you make the decision to cross not the car coming up the road.
Yet again another councillor trying to score brownie point because some poor sod can't cross the road.
Do correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a Pedestrian crossing in that area, although sad someone got run over and injured crossing the road, for the sake of walking 20mtrs or less to the crossing the accident would have been avoided, it's not all the motorists fault if pedestrians Can't or won't look both ways before crossing, Didn't Tufty and the Green cross code man always say NEVER CROSS between parked cars. weather parked illegally or not, you make the decision to cross not the car coming up the road. Yet again another councillor trying to score brownie point because some poor sod can't cross the road. Mikeee47
  • Score: -11

3:33pm Mon 28 Jul 14

The Seagull has landed says...

Mikeee47 wrote:
Do correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a Pedestrian crossing in that area, although sad someone got run over and injured crossing the road, for the sake of walking 20mtrs or less to the crossing the accident would have been avoided, it's not all the motorists fault if pedestrians Can't or won't look both ways before crossing,
Didn't Tufty and the Green cross code man always say NEVER CROSS between parked cars. weather parked illegally or not, you make the decision to cross not the car coming up the road.
Yet again another councillor trying to score brownie point because some poor sod can't cross the road.
I'm surprised you're not blaming the police.
[quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: Do correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a Pedestrian crossing in that area, although sad someone got run over and injured crossing the road, for the sake of walking 20mtrs or less to the crossing the accident would have been avoided, it's not all the motorists fault if pedestrians Can't or won't look both ways before crossing, Didn't Tufty and the Green cross code man always say NEVER CROSS between parked cars. weather parked illegally or not, you make the decision to cross not the car coming up the road. Yet again another councillor trying to score brownie point because some poor sod can't cross the road.[/p][/quote]I'm surprised you're not blaming the police. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: -2

3:56pm Mon 28 Jul 14

bishbut says...

Do not worry .Car owners these days think roads are for parking on not as they were built for driving on .look anywhere in towns and villages and you will see the same problem
Do not worry .Car owners these days think roads are for parking on not as they were built for driving on .look anywhere in towns and villages and you will see the same problem bishbut
  • Score: -2

5:03pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Dave from Colne says...

Mikeee47 wrote:
Do correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a Pedestrian crossing in that area, although sad someone got run over and injured crossing the road, for the sake of walking 20mtrs or less to the crossing the accident would have been avoided, it's not all the motorists fault if pedestrians Can't or won't look both ways before crossing,
Didn't Tufty and the Green cross code man always say NEVER CROSS between parked cars. weather parked illegally or not, you make the decision to cross not the car coming up the road.
Yet again another councillor trying to score brownie point because some poor sod can't cross the road.
Another selfish person who don't give a darn about anyone else!
[quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: Do correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a Pedestrian crossing in that area, although sad someone got run over and injured crossing the road, for the sake of walking 20mtrs or less to the crossing the accident would have been avoided, it's not all the motorists fault if pedestrians Can't or won't look both ways before crossing, Didn't Tufty and the Green cross code man always say NEVER CROSS between parked cars. weather parked illegally or not, you make the decision to cross not the car coming up the road. Yet again another councillor trying to score brownie point because some poor sod can't cross the road.[/p][/quote]Another selfish person who don't give a darn about anyone else! Dave from Colne
  • Score: -4

5:09pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Mikeee47 says...

Dave from Colne wrote:
Mikeee47 wrote:
Do correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a Pedestrian crossing in that area, although sad someone got run over and injured crossing the road, for the sake of walking 20mtrs or less to the crossing the accident would have been avoided, it's not all the motorists fault if pedestrians Can't or won't look both ways before crossing,
Didn't Tufty and the Green cross code man always say NEVER CROSS between parked cars. weather parked illegally or not, you make the decision to cross not the car coming up the road.
Yet again another councillor trying to score brownie point because some poor sod can't cross the road.
Another selfish person who don't give a darn about anyone else!
Yeah your dead right the selfish person was the one who chose not to use the pelican crossing, maybe far too lazy just to walk the odd couple of feet to press a simple button, next you'll be wanting an APP for that.
[quote][p][bold]Dave from Colne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: Do correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a Pedestrian crossing in that area, although sad someone got run over and injured crossing the road, for the sake of walking 20mtrs or less to the crossing the accident would have been avoided, it's not all the motorists fault if pedestrians Can't or won't look both ways before crossing, Didn't Tufty and the Green cross code man always say NEVER CROSS between parked cars. weather parked illegally or not, you make the decision to cross not the car coming up the road. Yet again another councillor trying to score brownie point because some poor sod can't cross the road.[/p][/quote]Another selfish person who don't give a darn about anyone else![/p][/quote]Yeah your dead right the selfish person was the one who chose not to use the pelican crossing, maybe far too lazy just to walk the odd couple of feet to press a simple button, next you'll be wanting an APP for that. Mikeee47
  • Score: 15

5:13pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Mikeee47 says...

The Seagull has landed wrote:
Mikeee47 wrote:
Do correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a Pedestrian crossing in that area, although sad someone got run over and injured crossing the road, for the sake of walking 20mtrs or less to the crossing the accident would have been avoided, it's not all the motorists fault if pedestrians Can't or won't look both ways before crossing,
Didn't Tufty and the Green cross code man always say NEVER CROSS between parked cars. weather parked illegally or not, you make the decision to cross not the car coming up the road.
Yet again another councillor trying to score brownie point because some poor sod can't cross the road.
I'm surprised you're not blaming the police.
I'm beginning to wonder about Mr Segull, Trolling my every post
[quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: Do correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a Pedestrian crossing in that area, although sad someone got run over and injured crossing the road, for the sake of walking 20mtrs or less to the crossing the accident would have been avoided, it's not all the motorists fault if pedestrians Can't or won't look both ways before crossing, Didn't Tufty and the Green cross code man always say NEVER CROSS between parked cars. weather parked illegally or not, you make the decision to cross not the car coming up the road. Yet again another councillor trying to score brownie point because some poor sod can't cross the road.[/p][/quote]I'm surprised you're not blaming the police.[/p][/quote]I'm beginning to wonder about Mr Segull, Trolling my every post Mikeee47
  • Score: 5

5:16pm Mon 28 Jul 14

The Seagull has landed says...

Mikeee47 wrote:
The Seagull has landed wrote:
Mikeee47 wrote:
Do correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a Pedestrian crossing in that area, although sad someone got run over and injured crossing the road, for the sake of walking 20mtrs or less to the crossing the accident would have been avoided, it's not all the motorists fault if pedestrians Can't or won't look both ways before crossing,
Didn't Tufty and the Green cross code man always say NEVER CROSS between parked cars. weather parked illegally or not, you make the decision to cross not the car coming up the road.
Yet again another councillor trying to score brownie point because some poor sod can't cross the road.
I'm surprised you're not blaming the police.
I'm beginning to wonder about Mr Segull, Trolling my every post
Not trolling Mikeee, just interested in your take on things that's all.
[quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Seagull has landed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: Do correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a Pedestrian crossing in that area, although sad someone got run over and injured crossing the road, for the sake of walking 20mtrs or less to the crossing the accident would have been avoided, it's not all the motorists fault if pedestrians Can't or won't look both ways before crossing, Didn't Tufty and the Green cross code man always say NEVER CROSS between parked cars. weather parked illegally or not, you make the decision to cross not the car coming up the road. Yet again another councillor trying to score brownie point because some poor sod can't cross the road.[/p][/quote]I'm surprised you're not blaming the police.[/p][/quote]I'm beginning to wonder about Mr Segull, Trolling my every post[/p][/quote]Not trolling Mikeee, just interested in your take on things that's all. The Seagull has landed
  • Score: 4

6:09pm Mon 28 Jul 14

huncoatlass says...

Mikeee47 wrote:
Dave from Colne wrote:
Mikeee47 wrote:
Do correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a Pedestrian crossing in that area, although sad someone got run over and injured crossing the road, for the sake of walking 20mtrs or less to the crossing the accident would have been avoided, it's not all the motorists fault if pedestrians Can't or won't look both ways before crossing,
Didn't Tufty and the Green cross code man always say NEVER CROSS between parked cars. weather parked illegally or not, you make the decision to cross not the car coming up the road.
Yet again another councillor trying to score brownie point because some poor sod can't cross the road.
Another selfish person who don't give a darn about anyone else!
Yeah your dead right the selfish person was the one who chose not to use the pelican crossing, maybe far too lazy just to walk the odd couple of feet to press a simple button, next you'll be wanting an APP for that.
I take it you know all the facts about the incident - no thought not - so please don't comment on something you no nothing about - selfish is not a word I would associate with the person involved and neither lazy either! ! !
[quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dave from Colne[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: Do correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a Pedestrian crossing in that area, although sad someone got run over and injured crossing the road, for the sake of walking 20mtrs or less to the crossing the accident would have been avoided, it's not all the motorists fault if pedestrians Can't or won't look both ways before crossing, Didn't Tufty and the Green cross code man always say NEVER CROSS between parked cars. weather parked illegally or not, you make the decision to cross not the car coming up the road. Yet again another councillor trying to score brownie point because some poor sod can't cross the road.[/p][/quote]Another selfish person who don't give a darn about anyone else![/p][/quote]Yeah your dead right the selfish person was the one who chose not to use the pelican crossing, maybe far too lazy just to walk the odd couple of feet to press a simple button, next you'll be wanting an APP for that.[/p][/quote]I take it you know all the facts about the incident - no thought not - so please don't comment on something you no nothing about - selfish is not a word I would associate with the person involved and neither lazy either! ! ! huncoatlass
  • Score: 15

7:34pm Mon 28 Jul 14

shanbrurik says...

Mikeee47, what has the weather got to do with it?
Mikeee47, what has the weather got to do with it? shanbrurik
  • Score: 1

8:51pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Pan-cake says...

Good question for one of your famous Pub Quiz's, Tim. Where does the Highway Code refer to these road markings and what they should they be interpreted as signifying?
"The road on the Conservative Club side is marked with a red shaded in area with a white outline advising motorists that they should not park there."
A quick online check of the Highway Code reveals nothing. It does however mention not parking adjacent to the brow of a hill or, if a pedestrian, crossing the road at a similar location.
Good question for one of your famous Pub Quiz's, Tim. Where does the Highway Code refer to these road markings and what they should they be interpreted as signifying? "The road on the Conservative Club side is marked with a red shaded in area with a white outline advising motorists that they should not park there." A quick online check of the Highway Code reveals nothing. It does however mention not parking adjacent to the brow of a hill or, if a pedestrian, crossing the road at a similar location. Pan-cake
  • Score: 3

12:30am Tue 29 Jul 14

Barb-Dwyer says...

Couldn't agree more with the 1st comment. Too lazy to walk a few steps to the 'safety' of the crossing.

Rishon bridge is just as bad.

Will pedestrians ever learn that crossings etc are there to help them?

Feel sorry for the poor car driver who has this unfairly on their conscience.
Couldn't agree more with the 1st comment. Too lazy to walk a few steps to the 'safety' of the crossing. Rishon bridge is just as bad. Will pedestrians ever learn that crossings etc are there to help them? Feel sorry for the poor car driver who has this unfairly on their conscience. Barb-Dwyer
  • Score: 6

1:02am Tue 29 Jul 14

louwheatcroft says...

There is not a pedestrian crossing here so please get your facts correct!! The crossing is quite a walk away, these cars have been causing a significant problem for a long time. The cars were moved on at weekend and the disabled badge holders still managed to park elsewhere and walk to the club! I live on Hazel Grove and coming out onto the main road on a saturday night has been an impossible task without risking our lives having to edge out slowly hoping nothing is coming up the road as the view is totally obstructed by parked cars. Its about time these cars have been prevented from parking here its just a shame someone has been badly injured to make this happen. Before you make silly comments about using a pedestrian crossing imagine this was a relative of your own that had been seriously injured in an accident that could have been prevented!!!
There is not a pedestrian crossing here so please get your facts correct!! The crossing is quite a walk away, these cars have been causing a significant problem for a long time. The cars were moved on at weekend and the disabled badge holders still managed to park elsewhere and walk to the club! I live on Hazel Grove and coming out onto the main road on a saturday night has been an impossible task without risking our lives having to edge out slowly hoping nothing is coming up the road as the view is totally obstructed by parked cars. Its about time these cars have been prevented from parking here its just a shame someone has been badly injured to make this happen. Before you make silly comments about using a pedestrian crossing imagine this was a relative of your own that had been seriously injured in an accident that could have been prevented!!! louwheatcroft
  • Score: 3

8:37am Tue 29 Jul 14

jezza53 says...

Many drivers no long bother about rules of the road. drive and do as the please park were they wish without concern for others its a nightmare on the roads .The police are understaffed to help with this so more and more road idiots carry on with there bad driving how some off these ever passed a test is well not good .we all make mistakes when driving but it would help if driver just followed the rules
Many drivers no long bother about rules of the road. drive and do as the please park were they wish without concern for others its a nightmare on the roads .The police are understaffed to help with this so more and more road idiots carry on with there bad driving how some off these ever passed a test is well not good .we all make mistakes when driving but it would help if driver just followed the rules jezza53
  • Score: 4

10:23am Tue 29 Jul 14

Mikeee47 says...

louwheatcroft wrote:
There is not a pedestrian crossing here so please get your facts correct!! The crossing is quite a walk away, these cars have been causing a significant problem for a long time. The cars were moved on at weekend and the disabled badge holders still managed to park elsewhere and walk to the club! I live on Hazel Grove and coming out onto the main road on a saturday night has been an impossible task without risking our lives having to edge out slowly hoping nothing is coming up the road as the view is totally obstructed by parked cars. Its about time these cars have been prevented from parking here its just a shame someone has been badly injured to make this happen. Before you make silly comments about using a pedestrian crossing imagine this was a relative of your own that had been seriously injured in an accident that could have been prevented!!!
Would you let your kids cross there, or send them down the road to use the pelican crossing, it's not quite away, stop exagerating
[quote][p][bold]louwheatcroft[/bold] wrote: There is not a pedestrian crossing here so please get your facts correct!! The crossing is quite a walk away, these cars have been causing a significant problem for a long time. The cars were moved on at weekend and the disabled badge holders still managed to park elsewhere and walk to the club! I live on Hazel Grove and coming out onto the main road on a saturday night has been an impossible task without risking our lives having to edge out slowly hoping nothing is coming up the road as the view is totally obstructed by parked cars. Its about time these cars have been prevented from parking here its just a shame someone has been badly injured to make this happen. Before you make silly comments about using a pedestrian crossing imagine this was a relative of your own that had been seriously injured in an accident that could have been prevented!!![/p][/quote]Would you let your kids cross there, or send them down the road to use the pelican crossing, it's not quite away, stop exagerating Mikeee47
  • Score: 4

8:39pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Barb-Dwyer says...

Mikeee47 wrote:
louwheatcroft wrote:
There is not a pedestrian crossing here so please get your facts correct!! The crossing is quite a walk away, these cars have been causing a significant problem for a long time. The cars were moved on at weekend and the disabled badge holders still managed to park elsewhere and walk to the club! I live on Hazel Grove and coming out onto the main road on a saturday night has been an impossible task without risking our lives having to edge out slowly hoping nothing is coming up the road as the view is totally obstructed by parked cars. Its about time these cars have been prevented from parking here its just a shame someone has been badly injured to make this happen. Before you make silly comments about using a pedestrian crossing imagine this was a relative of your own that had been seriously injured in an accident that could have been prevented!!!
Would you let your kids cross there, or send them down the road to use the pelican crossing, it's not quite away, stop exagerating
Well said. My point exactly. Every morning when school is on you see parents dragging their kids across the road in front of cars - this is in view of there being a zebra crossing staffed by a lollipop lady and a pelican crossing at the top of the hill.

With idiots like this walking around it is no wonder there are accidents
[quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]louwheatcroft[/bold] wrote: There is not a pedestrian crossing here so please get your facts correct!! The crossing is quite a walk away, these cars have been causing a significant problem for a long time. The cars were moved on at weekend and the disabled badge holders still managed to park elsewhere and walk to the club! I live on Hazel Grove and coming out onto the main road on a saturday night has been an impossible task without risking our lives having to edge out slowly hoping nothing is coming up the road as the view is totally obstructed by parked cars. Its about time these cars have been prevented from parking here its just a shame someone has been badly injured to make this happen. Before you make silly comments about using a pedestrian crossing imagine this was a relative of your own that had been seriously injured in an accident that could have been prevented!!![/p][/quote]Would you let your kids cross there, or send them down the road to use the pelican crossing, it's not quite away, stop exagerating[/p][/quote]Well said. My point exactly. Every morning when school is on you see parents dragging their kids across the road in front of cars - this is in view of there being a zebra crossing staffed by a lollipop lady and a pelican crossing at the top of the hill. With idiots like this walking around it is no wonder there are accidents Barb-Dwyer
  • Score: 5

12:32am Wed 30 Jul 14

louwheatcroft says...

The fact remains that a man has been seriously injured here in an accident that should NOT have happened!!! These cars have been creating a death trap for months for other drivers as well as pedestrians. As for parents dragging their children across during rush hour is besides the point, this accident occured on a saturday night where the view of traffic was obstructed! No child or parent has been knocked down???!!!! I also feel for the poor driver also involved in this incident and why have now the police decided to move these parked cars away from the area, coincidence i think not!!!!!!! And as for exaggerating i think not, i know this poor man who was knocked over and is a well loved and respected man who as everyone who knows him will agree and far from lazy as ignorant people have stated. I live round the corner from where this occured and my partner has mentioned several times to councillors in the past that something like this would happen!
The fact remains that a man has been seriously injured here in an accident that should NOT have happened!!! These cars have been creating a death trap for months for other drivers as well as pedestrians. As for parents dragging their children across during rush hour is besides the point, this accident occured on a saturday night where the view of traffic was obstructed! No child or parent has been knocked down???!!!! I also feel for the poor driver also involved in this incident and why have now the police decided to move these parked cars away from the area, coincidence i think not!!!!!!! And as for exaggerating i think not, i know this poor man who was knocked over and is a well loved and respected man who as everyone who knows him will agree and far from lazy as ignorant people have stated. I live round the corner from where this occured and my partner has mentioned several times to councillors in the past that something like this would happen! louwheatcroft
  • Score: 7

2:42pm Wed 30 Jul 14

udonmalc says...

mr seagull saboo. is not from udon thani.i hope.bai nai
mr seagull saboo. is not from udon thani.i hope.bai nai udonmalc
  • Score: -4

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