Driver suffers back injuries in Blackburn crash

AN elderly motorist is being treated in hospital for spinal injuries after a collision close to Blackburn fire station today.

An investigation is underway after a white Ford Ka, driven by a woman said to be in her late 60s or early 70s, was involved in a collision with an Audi A6 at the junction of Freckleton Street and Canterbury Street, at around 3.30pm.

Watch manager Neil Carter, of Blackburn fire station’s red watch, said the driver appeared to have suffered spinal injuries and specialist equipment was used to cut the roof off her vehicle.

The driver was then taken by ambulance to the Royal Blackburn Hospital. The driver of the Audi is not said to have been badly hurt.

Traffic was diverted around the scene for around an hour before the Ford Ka was removed on a low-loader.

Road traffic police in Blackburn confirmed they were still waiting to speak to the driver of the Ka as part of their enquiries.

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12:04am Sun 19 Jan 14

woolywords says...

Let me guess, the Ka wombled along, as the Audi was honking it down the road...
Drivers emerging from Canterbury Street are blind-sided by those turning left into Canterbury Street, as those whom are on Freckleton Street, treat it as a race track, as they have right of way.
Fortunately, onboard telemetry will expose the errors of this driver, in the Audi.
Let me guess, the Ka wombled along, as the Audi was honking it down the road... Drivers emerging from Canterbury Street are blind-sided by those turning left into Canterbury Street, as those whom are on Freckleton Street, treat it as a race track, as they have right of way. Fortunately, onboard telemetry will expose the errors of this driver, in the Audi. woolywords

12:20am Sun 19 Jan 14

Mon says...

Dangerous area at this junction near the fire station. I think it needs a roundabout. Seen loads of bumps and near misses there.
Dangerous area at this junction near the fire station. I think it needs a roundabout. Seen loads of bumps and near misses there. Mon

10:49am Sun 19 Jan 14

burner says...

Both posters are correct. I witnessed a bump here some months back. w/words has expressed the reason why so many happen at this junction. It IS hard to see traffic in the right hand lane approaching the bridge. Still, when the new lay-out is built these accidents will be history.
Both posters are correct. I witnessed a bump here some months back. w/words has expressed the reason why so many happen at this junction. It IS hard to see traffic in the right hand lane approaching the bridge. Still, when the new lay-out is built these accidents will be history. burner

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