Hail storm leads to six-car pile-up at Rising Bridge

Hail storm leads to six-car pile-up at Rising Bridge

Hail storm leads to six-car pile-up at Rising Bridge

First published in News

HAIL storms turned the A56 in to an ‘ice rink’ last night, according to firefighters that attended a six-car collision at Rising Bridge.

A fire engine from Accrington fire station was called to the scene about 500 meters before the roundabout and three ambulances attended.

The sudden downpour at around 9.30pm rapidly changed driving conditions and six cars ran into each other.

Emergency service crews said drivers and passengers suffered only minor injuries and no rescues had to be made but the road was closed for three quarters of an hour while cars were recovered from grass verges and the surface of the road made safe.

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1:58pm Sun 23 Mar 14

burner says...

You don't get a Zamboni skidding and sliding over an ice-rink, do you. It's just care that's required.
You don't get a Zamboni skidding and sliding over an ice-rink, do you. It's just care that's required. burner
  • Score: 2

2:04pm Sun 23 Mar 14

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

A Zamboni has metal studs in the tyres, hardly practical for the one day of snow over here.

I do get and agree with your point though although that hail did come down suddenly and it sounds as though it was in the braking zone just before the roundabout, more careless accidents have happened.
A Zamboni has metal studs in the tyres, hardly practical for the one day of snow over here. I do get and agree with your point though although that hail did come down suddenly and it sounds as though it was in the braking zone just before the roundabout, more careless accidents have happened. HelmshoreMan2010
  • Score: 1

2:44pm Sun 23 Mar 14

POW WOW says...

The authorities must have know what was coming cause they had the gritters out on this stretch of road at lunchtime Saturday.
The authorities must have know what was coming cause they had the gritters out on this stretch of road at lunchtime Saturday. POW WOW
  • Score: 1

5:13pm Sun 23 Mar 14

HarryBosch says...

Every time I travel the A56 towards the Rising Bridge roundabout I encounter any number of drivers failing to slow down at the 50mph signs. There are even the visual aid slow down lines, yet still drivers leave it to the last second to brake! So dangerous and so frustrating. I'm not saying that that has played a part in this incident - but if I was a betting man.................
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Every time I travel the A56 towards the Rising Bridge roundabout I encounter any number of drivers failing to slow down at the 50mph signs. There are even the visual aid slow down lines, yet still drivers leave it to the last second to brake! So dangerous and so frustrating. I'm not saying that that has played a part in this incident - but if I was a betting man................. .... HarryBosch
  • Score: 5

4:08pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Ex-Darrener says...

Weather doesn't cause accidents. Drivers unprepared for the conditions do.
Weather doesn't cause accidents. Drivers unprepared for the conditions do. Ex-Darrener
  • Score: 0

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