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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 20:08 
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Per the Bolton paper and my sister who leaves in this area and who says she was seriously held up last night when A580 was closed...

Tiny paragraph on page two of today's paper..

Cyclist is in a serious condition i (head injuries - no helmet) in Hope Hospital after he collided with the driver of a Merc Transit Van in the vicinity of Old Clough Lane and the M60 slip road at 4 pm yesterday.

Cyclist may have turned left from the Old Clough Lane hust as van dirver moved to L1 to position for M60.. investigations still underway.

Heart felt condolences to all involved and we sincerely hope and pray the cyclist recovers to 100% fit.

This road is a 60 mph speed limit at this point and the traffic lights (photo in the Helmet thread) at about quarter mile or so away.

Other problem.... A580 has shared cycle /pedestrian path. Admittedly it was engineered out when the M60 was built at this point .. but my sister tells me that few cyclists use this lane when it is in excellent condition and very few people actually walk along it - given they have built a more scenic public footpath behind some fencing!

No details as such .. just these bare bones.

By the way - Sis says accident occurred at afore-mentioned lights last week when some idiot turned right .. into on-coming traffic. She tells me she saw Micra with buckled off-side rear.. Escort with a damaged front and back.. and further up at the traffic lights with the A6.. two cars with similar rear end/front damages on back of accident recovery. She then tells me that police driver observed at crash site nearly collided head on with her on her return from supermarket .. over white line and she thought no reason to rush or have blues and twos as he was driver she had seen directing the traffic at the crash scene .... shock: :?

She says he was at least 40 mph in 30 mph zone on approach to mini-roundabout at the time :? :shock:

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