Renewed calls for speed cameras after ANOTHER crash on notorious road

Crash on road backs up need for speed cameras, councillor claims <i>(Image: Submission)</i>
Crash on road backs up need for speed cameras, councillor claims (Image: Submission)

A crash took place on a Bolton road - identified as a speeding hotspot - over the weekend.

Emergency services were called to Bradford Road at around 8am.

It emerged a travelling vehicle had collided with a stationary one.

The impact left one vehicle on its roof.

Nearby residents came out and expressed shock about what had taken place on the road which leads into the centre of Bolton.

Pictures show the black Vauxhall Corsa in the middle of the street on its roof with the front window smashed.

Firefighters attended and made use of a hose reel to make the area safe.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they had been in attendance.

They said: “Just after 8am on Saturday morning, February 4, one fire engine from Bolton central fire station was called to reports of a road traffic collision involving a car hitting a stationary vehicle on Bradford Road, Bolton.”

“The crew arrived quickly at scene. Firefighters used one hose reel to make the area safe.”

“Firefighters were in attendance for around fifteen minutes.”

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Although the cause of this crash  is not known, the number of accidents on the road has prompted calls for a speed camera.

Ward councillor Hamid Khurram wants speed cameras to be installed on the road

He said this back up the need for them.

He said: “Residents on Bradford Road are getting worried about speeding.

“This road is getting too dangerous.

“We do need a speed camera on this road.”

The councillor said he was previously told when he made a request for a camera on the street that there were more than 300 other streets in the Greater Manchester area which were ahead of it in the list to obtain a device.

He also said the road linked into other roads in Farnworth which were problematic for speeding including Campbell Street and Harper Green Road.