M65 crash: Pedestrian, 60, hit by car near Accrington

INQUIRY The Mazda Demio at the scene of the accident

M65 crash: Pedestrian, 60, hit by car near Accrington

First published in Huncoat Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A PEDESTRIAN suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car in the fast lane of the M65 this morning.

The eastbound carriageway was closed for more than three hours between junction seven at Accrington and junction eight at Huncoat/Hapton for accident investigations.

The incident was reported to police around 7.10am.

The 60-year-old man from the Accrington area suffered fractures and severe bruising and was last night in a stable condition in the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Force incident manager Insp Grant Smith said the man’s injuries were ‘serious, but not life-threatening’.

He said: “We received reports of a male pedestrian hit by a car in lane three.

“He has been taken to hospital. The female driver tried to avoid him, but couldn't. She’s quite distressed.”

The woman driver involved was uninjured. No arrests have been made.

Police believe the man was hit by a Mazda Demio, but they are also investigating whether a second car was involved.

Officers were also interviewing witnesses to try and find out why the man was on the carriageway.

They have ruled out that he jumped from a motorway bridge.

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Anyone with any information, call police on 0845 1 253545.

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11:23am Sun 27 Nov 11

Mikeee47 says...

Always unmarked police cars on the M65 during peak times, then they're off eating KFC on the bridges, shame they don't do as much patrolling the M/ways 24/7 these tragedys would be reduced,
Policing isnt all about catching motorists, they also have a duty of care, & where are the Highways Agency officers?
Always unmarked police cars on the M65 during peak times, then they're off eating KFC on the bridges, shame they don't do as much patrolling the M/ways 24/7 these tragedys would be reduced, Policing isnt all about catching motorists, they also have a duty of care, & where are the Highways Agency officers? Mikeee47
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12:53pm Sun 27 Nov 11

useyourhead says...

Mikeee47 wrote:
Always unmarked police cars on the M65 during peak times, then they're off eating KFC on the bridges, shame they don't do as much patrolling the M/ways 24/7 these tragedys would be reduced,
Policing isnt all about catching motorists, they also have a duty of care, & where are the Highways Agency officers?
sounds like someone who has been produced by the health and safety, 'we'll do all the thinking for you' nanny state to me. people have the biggest duty of care to look after themselves! stupid is as stupid does, sounds harsh but for millenia this kind of natural selection has been doing a sterling job.
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that said, i don't wish the harm that befalls any of us and hope the chap survives.
[quote][p][bold]Mikeee47[/bold] wrote: Always unmarked police cars on the M65 during peak times, then they're off eating KFC on the bridges, shame they don't do as much patrolling the M/ways 24/7 these tragedys would be reduced, Policing isnt all about catching motorists, they also have a duty of care, & where are the Highways Agency officers?[/p][/quote]sounds like someone who has been produced by the health and safety, 'we'll do all the thinking for you' nanny state to me. people have the biggest duty of care to look after themselves! stupid is as stupid does, sounds harsh but for millenia this kind of natural selection has been doing a sterling job. - that said, i don't wish the harm that befalls any of us and hope the chap survives. useyourhead
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12:56pm Sun 27 Nov 11

InterpolNYC says...

If the pedestrian had no legitimate reason to be on the motorway - no mention of any breakdown or otherwise the real victim is the poor driver. Hope she's ok, must have been one heck of a shock.
If the pedestrian had no legitimate reason to be on the motorway - no mention of any breakdown or otherwise the real victim is the poor driver. Hope she's ok, must have been one heck of a shock. InterpolNYC
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