Burnley youth players in Manchester motorway coach crash

CRASH The picture tweeted by Cameron Howieson

CRASH The picture tweeted by Cameron Howieson

First published in Burnley

BURNLEY youth team players were involved in an accident on the motorway after a match in Manchester yesterday afternoon.

The club's development squad had played in a friendly game away at Manchester City.

The coach they were in was involved in an accident on the M60 near Prestwich and Whitefield, which involved three other vehicles at around 5pm.

A spokesman for the club said that none of the players suffered any injuries in the incident.

He said: “Burnley's Development Squad, staff and driver were all uninjured after team coach was involved in traffic collision on way back from Manchester.”

The team beat Manchester City's youngsters 3-1 at Platt Lane in South Manchester in their latest behind-closed-doors friendly.

The young Clarets won thanks to goals from Howieson, Jason Gilchrist and George Porter.

Academy manager Jason Blake was with the players on the vehicle at the time. 

He said: “Luckily everyone is OK. It was just damage to the coach.

“I don’t know what happened. Some of the staff were facing away from the front of the coach.

“The first thing we heard was the driver saying ‘watch out’, a big squeak and then a crash.”

 

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5:55pm Tue 18 Sep 12

4youreyesonly says...

what a shame lol
what a shame lol 4youreyesonly
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6:13pm Tue 18 Sep 12

ossybsting says...

4youreyesonly wrote:
what a shame lol
weirdo
[quote][p][bold]4youreyesonly[/bold] wrote: what a shame lol[/p][/quote]weirdo ossybsting
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6:28pm Tue 18 Sep 12

caballo says...

4youreyesonly wrote:
what a shame lol
Every village has one!
[quote][p][bold]4youreyesonly[/bold] wrote: what a shame lol[/p][/quote]Every village has one! caballo
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8:09pm Tue 18 Sep 12

Chris P Bacon says...

Don't open the door to the Jehovah's Witnesses of stupidity.
Don't open the door to the Jehovah's Witnesses of stupidity. Chris P Bacon
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10:56pm Tue 18 Sep 12

RUinsane says...

Speaking on behalf of all Rovers supporters, I would like to say I'm glad none of these young footballers were injured. Banter is okay but serious things like this should be a great leveller. I am very relieved everyone was okay.
Speaking on behalf of all Rovers supporters, I would like to say I'm glad none of these young footballers were injured. Banter is okay but serious things like this should be a great leveller. I am very relieved everyone was okay. RUinsane
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8:25am Wed 19 Sep 12

DaveBurnley says...

RUinsane wrote:
Speaking on behalf of all Rovers supporters, I would like to say I'm glad none of these young footballers were injured. Banter is okay but serious things like this should be a great leveller. I am very relieved everyone was okay.
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]RUinsane[/bold] wrote: Speaking on behalf of all Rovers supporters, I would like to say I'm glad none of these young footballers were injured. Banter is okay but serious things like this should be a great leveller. I am very relieved everyone was okay.[/p][/quote]Well said. DaveBurnley
  • Score: 3

9:30am Wed 19 Sep 12

just a thought!!! says...

Coming from a blackburn fan glad all on the coach are ok
Coming from a blackburn fan glad all on the coach are ok just a thought!!!
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9:39am Wed 19 Sep 12

MJA says...

DaveBurnley wrote:
RUinsane wrote:
Speaking on behalf of all Rovers supporters, I would like to say I'm glad none of these young footballers were injured. Banter is okay but serious things like this should be a great leveller. I am very relieved everyone was okay.
Well said.
Who gave you the right to speak on behalf of all Rover's supporters?

Speaking on behalf of myself, I am grateful that nobody was badly injured in the crash.
[quote][p][bold]DaveBurnley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RUinsane[/bold] wrote: Speaking on behalf of all Rovers supporters, I would like to say I'm glad none of these young footballers were injured. Banter is okay but serious things like this should be a great leveller. I am very relieved everyone was okay.[/p][/quote]Well said.[/p][/quote]Who gave you the right to speak on behalf of all Rover's supporters? Speaking on behalf of myself, I am grateful that nobody was badly injured in the crash. MJA
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10:16am Wed 19 Sep 12

LancsLass says...

RUinsane wrote:
Speaking on behalf of all Rovers supporters, I would like to say I'm glad none of these young footballers were injured. Banter is okay but serious things like this should be a great leveller. I am very relieved everyone was okay.
Well said and I totally agree so glad no one injured x
[quote][p][bold]RUinsane[/bold] wrote: Speaking on behalf of all Rovers supporters, I would like to say I'm glad none of these young footballers were injured. Banter is okay but serious things like this should be a great leveller. I am very relieved everyone was okay.[/p][/quote]Well said and I totally agree so glad no one injured x LancsLass
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11:25am Wed 19 Sep 12

accyphil says...

Coming from a blackburn fan who was behind the coach just after it happened, it wasn't anywhere as serious as the story makes out.
Coming from a blackburn fan who was behind the coach just after it happened, it wasn't anywhere as serious as the story makes out. accyphil
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11:33am Wed 19 Sep 12

stanley crowther says...

accyphil wrote:
Coming from a blackburn fan who was behind the coach just after it happened, it wasn't anywhere as serious as the story makes out.
it doesent matter how bad it was its still an accident on a motorway.glad every 1 is ok.
[quote][p][bold]accyphil[/bold] wrote: Coming from a blackburn fan who was behind the coach just after it happened, it wasn't anywhere as serious as the story makes out.[/p][/quote]it doesent matter how bad it was its still an accident on a motorway.glad every 1 is ok. stanley crowther
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