Seven car pile-up on M66 near Ramsbottom

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SEVEN cars were involved in an accident on the M66 near Edenfield at around 6.15pm tonight.

The pile-up happened on the northbound carriageway between J1 Ramsbottom, and the A56 Edenfield Bypass.

Congestion was backing up to J2 of the motorway, at Bury and travel time was an extra 30 minutes.

The accident happened just before the Edenfield Bypass.

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9:14pm Fri 31 Jan 14

pdb951 says...

This road needs looking at. This sort of accident becoming commonplace.
This road needs looking at. This sort of accident becoming commonplace. pdb951
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9:53pm Fri 31 Jan 14

liddle 'un says...

No street lighting?
No street lighting? liddle 'un
  • Score: 2

7:32am Sat 1 Feb 14

Excluded again says...

As you drive along the road you may notice other large lumps of metal and plastic about 15 feet long, 5 feet wide and 5 feet high. Your aim is not to drive into one them.

As they are so large, this should not be a problem. But it is for some people.
As you drive along the road you may notice other large lumps of metal and plastic about 15 feet long, 5 feet wide and 5 feet high. Your aim is not to drive into one them. As they are so large, this should not be a problem. But it is for some people. Excluded again
  • Score: 2

12:22pm Sat 1 Feb 14

pdb951 says...

liddle 'un wrote:
No street lighting?
No just crap drivers
[quote][p][bold]liddle 'un[/bold] wrote: No street lighting?[/p][/quote]No just crap drivers pdb951
  • Score: 3

12:50pm Sat 1 Feb 14

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

To be fair you can get a bit of standing water on the section where this happened. But standing water should be something drivers can cope with still.
To be fair you can get a bit of standing water on the section where this happened. But standing water should be something drivers can cope with still. HelmshoreMan2010
  • Score: 4

2:18pm Sat 1 Feb 14

daisypilk says...

Its not the road, a road cannot harm you , its the drivers and the fact that some cut across at the last minute to come off at Haslingden, or try to sneak in and gain a few hundred yards, causing last minute slamming on to avoid (hopefully) collision.

If people just took more care some accidents could be avoided.
Its not the road, a road cannot harm you , its the drivers and the fact that some cut across at the last minute to come off at Haslingden, or try to sneak in and gain a few hundred yards, causing last minute slamming on to avoid (hopefully) collision. If people just took more care some accidents could be avoided. daisypilk
  • Score: 5

2:59pm Sat 1 Feb 14

rudis_dad says...

liddle 'un wrote:
No street lighting?
No, but I'll bet a good number of the vehicles involved had defective lights...
[quote][p][bold]liddle 'un[/bold] wrote: No street lighting?[/p][/quote]No, but I'll bet a good number of the vehicles involved had defective lights... rudis_dad
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10:55pm Sat 1 Feb 14

mys says...

We came home on that motorway at tea time today and I must say,the roads were very wet and a lot of drivers are up each other's arses,whatever happened to keeping your distance ? I often think a lot of drivers paid there instructors with smarties to pass there tests,stop blaming the roads and take a good look at the thoughtless inconsiderate drivers that don't give a toss about other road users
We came home on that motorway at tea time today and I must say,the roads were very wet and a lot of drivers are up each other's arses,whatever happened to keeping your distance ? I often think a lot of drivers paid there instructors with smarties to pass there tests,stop blaming the roads and take a good look at the thoughtless inconsiderate drivers that don't give a toss about other road users mys
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