Car and bus collide in Walmersley Road

Bury Times: Car and bus collide in Walmersley Road Car and bus collide in Walmersley Road

FIVE people were taken to hospital after a car collided with a single-decker bus in Walmersley Road, Bury.

The crash happened at 2pm near the Sun Dial pub on Thursday.

It is thought that the crash happened as the green Nissan Almera car, which was travelling in the direction of Ramsbottom, was turning right into Mosley Avenue.

The four women in the car, all believed to be in their 80s, were able to free themselves. One of the women, a back seat passenger, was taken to hospital on a spine board. Their injuries were not thought to be serious and were described as being ‘walking wounded’.

A pregnant woman, aged 21, who was travelling on the 484 Haslingden to Bury bus, was also taken to Fairfield Hospital for check-up after banging her bump when the bus slammed on its brakes. She is seven-and-a-half months pregnant and suffered pain after the crash.

Watch commander Steve Wilcock, from Bury Fire Station, said: “It was extremely lucky that we weren’t dealing with a more serious incident because single-decker buses are so heavy. When we arrived we found out there was a pregnant lady on the bus that was our primary concern. She bumped her bump on the chair in front.

“Three of the elderly women were walking wounded and one was taken to hospital on a spine board. The bus driver was shaken but was very helpful and gave us information to isolate the bus’ battery.”

Firefighters along with fire service trauma technicians attended to support the injured people until the ambulances arrived.

Police marshalled the road and allowed one lane of traffic to pass alongside the crash for around an hour-and-a-half. Mosley Avenue was closed until the crash was cleared.

Around 15 emergency services vehicles attended.

Police are investigating.

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7:41pm Fri 11 Nov 11

buryreader says...

Hope the pregnant lady is ok. Hope the investigation finds out how this crash happened and takes appropriate action.

surely at 80yrs plus drivers reactions are very curtailed
Hope the pregnant lady is ok. Hope the investigation finds out how this crash happened and takes appropriate action. surely at 80yrs plus drivers reactions are very curtailed buryreader
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8:09pm Fri 11 Nov 11

Babbar Divino says...

Steve Wilcocks said..."She bumped her bump on the chair in front"
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He's a poet and he doesn't know it
Steve Wilcocks said..."She bumped her bump on the chair in front" . He's a poet and he doesn't know it Babbar Divino
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8:17pm Fri 11 Nov 11

Babbar Divino says...

buryreader wrote:
Hope the pregnant lady is ok. Hope the investigation finds out how this crash happened and takes appropriate action.

surely at 80yrs plus drivers reactions are very curtailed
How about the reason it happened being "an accident". Surprisingly this does tend to happen when you have two moving objects in close proximity.
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Fortunately there doesn't appear to be any serious injuries but am impressed with the report that there were 15 emergency vehicles in attendance must of been a quiet day
[quote][p][bold]buryreader[/bold] wrote: Hope the pregnant lady is ok. Hope the investigation finds out how this crash happened and takes appropriate action. surely at 80yrs plus drivers reactions are very curtailed[/p][/quote]How about the reason it happened being "an accident". Surprisingly this does tend to happen when you have two moving objects in close proximity. . Fortunately there doesn't appear to be any serious injuries but am impressed with the report that there were 15 emergency vehicles in attendance must of been a quiet day Babbar Divino
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10:19pm Fri 11 Nov 11

Cathpoll says...

She bumped her bump! That's really good reporting.... is it any wonder I don't buy this newspaper anymore?
She bumped her bump! That's really good reporting.... is it any wonder I don't buy this newspaper anymore? Cathpoll
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