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Gran and boy taken to hospital after van collision in Blackburn

Lancashire Telegraph: The scene of the accident in Burnley Road, Blackburn The scene of the accident in Burnley Road, Blackburn

A GRANDMOTHER and her seven-year-old grandson were taken to hospital after being in collision with a van on a zebra crossing.

The 72-year-old was with the child in Burnley Road, Blackburn, near Tesco superstore, when the incident involving a Ford Transit Twin Cab van happened.

It took place at about 10.30am yesterday and police closed one side of the road, heading towards the Whitebirk roundabout, until 12.45pm.

The pair were taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital, where the woman received treatment for leg and hip injuries but the child was found to be unharmed. A police spokeswoman said: “The hospital said they were hopeful she would make a full recovery.”

The accident caused delays for drivers using Burnley Road to access the motorway as well as coming the other way into Blackburn from junction six of the M65.

Last month, a four-vehicle collision brought the road to a standstill when a Ford Fiesta, Jaguar, VW Polo and a Mercedes Sprinter van collided.

Police and paramedics were called at 12.15pm on Friday, January 24, but found that none of the drivers or passengers had sustained any injuries.

A 23-year-old man from Leeds has been arrested on suspicion of driving without due care and attention following yesterday’s incident.

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10:59am Tue 18 Feb 14

rudis_dad says...

Twenty quid says he was on the phone...
Twenty quid says he was on the phone... rudis_dad
  • Score: 10

11:58am Tue 18 Feb 14

Just an observer says...

What? they caught the driver? shock horror, that's a first.
What? they caught the driver? shock horror, that's a first. Just an observer
  • Score: 4

12:48pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Black Car Guy. says...

Just hope that the injured are ok .
Just hope that the injured are ok . Black Car Guy.
  • Score: 7

12:56pm Tue 18 Feb 14

HarwoodBiker says...

This crossing is in a daft place, being straight after the junction outside Tesco it is quite easy to miss if you're not paying full attention (I've slid across that crossing myself before when it was icy, driver error yes, but they should still consider moving it up the road a bit IMO.)

Hope the injured people recover.
This crossing is in a daft place, being straight after the junction outside Tesco it is quite easy to miss if you're not paying full attention (I've slid across that crossing myself before when it was icy, driver error yes, but they should still consider moving it up the road a bit IMO.) Hope the injured people recover. HarwoodBiker
  • Score: 5

5:16pm Tue 18 Feb 14

denidenideni says...

Its about time we stopped zebra's crossing, drivers don't see themll and people hit them.
They should be herded up and kept in a compound.
Its about time we stopped zebra's crossing, drivers don't see themll and people hit them. They should be herded up and kept in a compound. denidenideni
  • Score: -3

7:18pm Tue 18 Feb 14

ste.g says...

looks like the van that keeps driving up and down our back alleys?
looks like the van that keeps driving up and down our back alleys? ste.g
  • Score: 7

7:28pm Tue 18 Feb 14

modan says...

Something need to done on Burnley Road as many motorists speeding toward M65 Motorway. More speed cameras and more pelican crossings on this very busy road in Blackburn.
Something need to done on Burnley Road as many motorists speeding toward M65 Motorway. More speed cameras and more pelican crossings on this very busy road in Blackburn. modan
  • Score: 1

7:57pm Tue 18 Feb 14

mrdd186 says...

HarwoodBiker wrote:
This crossing is in a daft place, being straight after the junction outside Tesco it is quite easy to miss if you're not paying full attention (I've slid across that crossing myself before when it was icy, driver error yes, but they should still consider moving it up the road a bit IMO.)

Hope the injured people recover.
hardwoodbiker if you drive with due care and attention you wont slide across the crossing when its icy, I don't think moving it is the answer, it is in clear sight from both direction. if a driver hits anyone on this crossing the driver is in the wrong
[quote][p][bold]HarwoodBiker[/bold] wrote: This crossing is in a daft place, being straight after the junction outside Tesco it is quite easy to miss if you're not paying full attention (I've slid across that crossing myself before when it was icy, driver error yes, but they should still consider moving it up the road a bit IMO.) Hope the injured people recover.[/p][/quote]hardwoodbiker if you drive with due care and attention you wont slide across the crossing when its icy, I don't think moving it is the answer, it is in clear sight from both direction. if a driver hits anyone on this crossing the driver is in the wrong mrdd186
  • Score: 2

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