Resident calls for safety measures after road smash

Van hits parked car
Van hits parked car

A WIGAN resident living close to the scene of a road collision has called for authorities to consider driving safety measures in the area.

A car smashed into a brick wall at the front of Simon Gregory’s Bolton Road house in Ashton on Tuesday morning.

The scene after a car crashed into a wall on Bolton Road

The scene after a car crashed into a wall on Bolton Road

And Mr Gregory, 39, said it was the second accident in recent months along the same stretch of road.

He said: “It was only a couple of weeks ago there was a van that hit a parked car and ended up outside our house. It didn’t hit the wall like this week’s accident, but it was the same place.

“There is a bend up the road but it is a few hundred yards away and it is not a sharp one, I can’t understand why it has happened.

“There are a lot of kids in the area and maybe it’s time to have a speed camera or some other measures. I’m not suggesting either of them were speeding, but maybe something should be looked at.”

It was only a couple of weeks ago there was a van that hit a parked car and ended up outside our house. It didn’t hit the wall like this week’s accident, but it was the same place

Simon Gregory

“My wife has lived here for around four years and these two incidents are not the only ones.”

A man thought to be in his 20s suffered serious head injuries in the accident on Tuesday morning. A passenger sustained whiplash related injuries.

Crews from Wigan and Hindley attended.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: “Paramedics were already on the scene when we arrived. The driver had suffered a bad injury to his head and was in and out of consciousness.

“He did not need cutting out of the vehicle but we assisted the medical staff in making sure his back and neck were straight as he was taken out of the car.”