UPDATED: 18-year-old driver dies in Burnley crash

AFTERMATH The road in Bacup Road, Cliviger

AFTERMATH The road in Bacup Road, Cliviger

First published in Cliviger Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

AN 18-YEAR-OLD has died after a head-on road collision on the outskirts of Burnley this morning.

He was driving a blue Ford Fiesta along Bacup Road, Cliviger, at around 5.20am, when his vehicle was involved in a head-on smash with a Mitsubishi L200.

Police have confirmed that the teenager, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries.

The 45-year-old driver of the Mitsubishi suffered shock and has been taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital for checks, but he is not thought to be seriously hurt.

The road has been closed from Crown Point Road to the Burnley Road East junction while Lancashire Police’s road traffic unit begin their inquiries.

An appeal for witnesses has been issued and anyone who saw the incident is being asked to contact the police non-emergency number on 101.

Sergeant Gareth Hill from the Force Road Policing Unit said: “We are at the early stages of the investigation and we are trying to establish the circumstances of exactly what has happened.

“I would appeal to anybody that witnessed the collision itself or saw either vehicle being driven in the area prior to the incident to contact police.”

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8:19am Thu 8 Mar 12

useyourhead says...

R.I.P young man,condolences to your family and friends.
R.I.P young man,condolences to your family and friends. useyourhead
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9:33am Thu 8 Mar 12

everywhere is sh1t says...

yet another tradic loss of life of course the road will be at fault this road has so many accidents where people lose there life
yet another tradic loss of life of course the road will be at fault this road has so many accidents where people lose there life everywhere is sh1t
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10:07am Thu 8 Mar 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

RIP so sad another tragedy:0(
RIP so sad another tragedy:0( Keep Darwen Green
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12:16pm Thu 8 Mar 12

beautifuldachshund says...

My partner worked with this young lad. Very shocking news for all his colleagues when he didn't turn in this morning. Another tragedy that emphasizes that life is too short. RIP x x
My partner worked with this young lad. Very shocking news for all his colleagues when he didn't turn in this morning. Another tragedy that emphasizes that life is too short. RIP x x beautifuldachshund
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12:41pm Thu 8 Mar 12

bankhall says...

yet another tradic loss of life of course the road will be at fault this road has so many accidents where people lose there life;
what a load of BS i travel this road 3/4 times a day with no problems what soever.
yet another tradic loss of life of course the road will be at fault this road has so many accidents where people lose there life; what a load of BS i travel this road 3/4 times a day with no problems what soever. bankhall
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7:23pm Thu 8 Mar 12

Thowd Codger says...

I appears that my earlier post must have been too close to the truth for comfort and has been removed. WHAT PATHETIC CENSORSHIP. No further posts from me, today or in the future. So much for freedom of speech!!!!!
I appears that my earlier post must have been too close to the truth for comfort and has been removed. WHAT PATHETIC CENSORSHIP. No further posts from me, today or in the future. So much for freedom of speech!!!!! Thowd Codger
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7:52pm Thu 8 Mar 12

Ticker says...

RIP young man,so sad !!
RIP young man,so sad !! Ticker
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8:32pm Fri 9 Mar 12

shelby46 says...

r.i.p , tradgedy..cant find words to express, heart goes out to the family xx
r.i.p , tradgedy..cant find words to express, heart goes out to the family xx shelby46
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