Elderly woman taken to hospital after car crash in Keighley town centre

Pensioner taken to hospital after car crash in Keighley

Pensioner taken to hospital after car crash in Keighley

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An elderly woman was taken to hospital this morning following a road accident in central Keighley.

The woman was in collision with a car in busy Cavendish Street just before 11am.

Staff from nearby shops, including hair salon Hairavanti, rushed to give first aid to the injured woman.

Bystanders flagged down a passing police car as paramedics raced to the scene.

Police officers cordoned off Cavendish Street on both sides of the car, a white Mitsubishi Lancer, as paramedics treated the woman.

A police car escorted the ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary.

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9:31pm Fri 6 Jun 14

Phil.Gilbert says...

Bound to happen sooner or later with the young wallies bombing around with loud expensive souped up motors... Hope the innocent women is ok and the driver gets what he deserves
Bound to happen sooner or later with the young wallies bombing around with loud expensive souped up motors... Hope the innocent women is ok and the driver gets what he deserves Phil.Gilbert
  • Score: 20

11:20am Sun 8 Jun 14

tjjack says...

The whole area should have a 20mph limit! And plenty of speed cameras! Good drivers do not speed though towns anyway! Trouble is that Keighley does seem to have more than its fair share of idiot drivers.
The whole area should have a 20mph limit! And plenty of speed cameras! Good drivers do not speed though towns anyway! Trouble is that Keighley does seem to have more than its fair share of idiot drivers. tjjack
  • Score: 2

12:10pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Mixter says...

Was he - or she, speeding? Did the old lass walk out in front?

I nearly had my own vehicle t-boned by an old dear at Asda last week. She didnt see the 2.6 ton truck coming her way despite me being only 20 yards away. She then continued to the lights and stopped halfway across as they were on red. And had been all the while she was approaching them.

Its fair to say some of the older end shouldnt be out unaccompanied - either driving or on foot.
Was he - or she, speeding? Did the old lass walk out in front? I nearly had my own vehicle t-boned by an old dear at Asda last week. She didnt see the 2.6 ton truck coming her way despite me being only 20 yards away. She then continued to the lights and stopped halfway across as they were on red. And had been all the while she was approaching them. Its fair to say some of the older end shouldnt be out unaccompanied - either driving or on foot. Mixter
  • Score: 0

9:14am Mon 9 Jun 14

Shauny-Boy says...

I agree with Mixter, I'm not collectively placing all older people in the same bag, but some really are a liability either on foot or as drivers.
They seem hesitant to to the extreme, but I'll just be called ageist.
On the other hand, I'm sick of seeing (and hearing) young drivers bombing up and down roads with scant regard for their own safety and the safety of other road users.
I'd live to see the age limit for new driver raised to 25 and the ceiling for drivers to be 75.
I agree with Mixter, I'm not collectively placing all older people in the same bag, but some really are a liability either on foot or as drivers. They seem hesitant to to the extreme, but I'll just be called ageist. On the other hand, I'm sick of seeing (and hearing) young drivers bombing up and down roads with scant regard for their own safety and the safety of other road users. I'd live to see the age limit for new driver raised to 25 and the ceiling for drivers to be 75. Shauny-Boy
  • Score: -3

1:30pm Tue 10 Jun 14

MarkPullen says...

I must be misreading the original story, or not aware of other evidence, as some seem to have knowledge that the vehicle involved was driven by "young wallies bombing around with loud expensive souped up motors".

Car accidents don't have to involve speeding vehicles to seriously injure others.

I'm not denying that Keighley doesn't have more than its fair share of idiots behind the wheel but the story doesn't indicate that this was the case.
I must be misreading the original story, or not aware of other evidence, as some seem to have knowledge that the vehicle involved was driven by "young wallies bombing around with loud expensive souped up motors". Car accidents don't have to involve speeding vehicles to seriously injure others. I'm not denying that Keighley doesn't have more than its fair share of idiots behind the wheel but the story doesn't indicate that this was the case. MarkPullen
  • Score: 2

1:32pm Tue 10 Jun 14

MarkPullen says...

MarkPullen wrote:
I must be misreading the original story, or not aware of other evidence, as some seem to have knowledge that the vehicle involved was driven by "young wallies bombing around with loud expensive souped up motors".

Car accidents don't have to involve speeding vehicles to seriously injure others.

I'm not denying that Keighley doesn't have more than its fair share of idiots behind the wheel but the story doesn't indicate that this was the case.
Obviously the spoiler would seem to confirm that the car was modified but speed might not have been the factor.
[quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: I must be misreading the original story, or not aware of other evidence, as some seem to have knowledge that the vehicle involved was driven by "young wallies bombing around with loud expensive souped up motors". Car accidents don't have to involve speeding vehicles to seriously injure others. I'm not denying that Keighley doesn't have more than its fair share of idiots behind the wheel but the story doesn't indicate that this was the case.[/p][/quote]Obviously the spoiler would seem to confirm that the car was modified but speed might not have been the factor. MarkPullen
  • Score: 0

3:21pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Phil.Gilbert says...

Sorry my mistake come to think of it the car does look like a middle aged family mans runaround.... I suppose he could of been lovingly looking at his baby in the appropriate rear car seat and not noticed the old women walking out in from of him on a busy town centre road, silly me
Sorry my mistake come to think of it the car does look like a middle aged family mans runaround.... I suppose he could of been lovingly looking at his baby in the appropriate rear car seat and not noticed the old women walking out in from of him on a busy town centre road, silly me Phil.Gilbert
  • Score: 2

3:23pm Tue 10 Jun 14

MarkPullen says...

Phil.Gilbert wrote:
Sorry my mistake come to think of it the car does look like a middle aged family mans runaround.... I suppose he could of been lovingly looking at his baby in the appropriate rear car seat and not noticed the old women walking out in from of him on a busy town centre road, silly me
Apology accepted ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Phil.Gilbert[/bold] wrote: Sorry my mistake come to think of it the car does look like a middle aged family mans runaround.... I suppose he could of been lovingly looking at his baby in the appropriate rear car seat and not noticed the old women walking out in from of him on a busy town centre road, silly me[/p][/quote]Apology accepted ;-) MarkPullen
  • Score: 0

3:26pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Phil.Gilbert says...

MarkPullen wrote:
I must be misreading the original story, or not aware of other evidence, as some seem to have knowledge that the vehicle involved was driven by "young wallies bombing around with loud expensive souped up motors".

Car accidents don't have to involve speeding vehicles to seriously injure others.

I'm not denying that Keighley doesn't have more than its fair share of idiots behind the wheel but the story doesn't indicate that this was the case.
Markpullen I never said THAT car was driven by a "young wallie" as obviously the story doesn't say it was..
[quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: I must be misreading the original story, or not aware of other evidence, as some seem to have knowledge that the vehicle involved was driven by "young wallies bombing around with loud expensive souped up motors". Car accidents don't have to involve speeding vehicles to seriously injure others. I'm not denying that Keighley doesn't have more than its fair share of idiots behind the wheel but the story doesn't indicate that this was the case.[/p][/quote]Markpullen I never said THAT car was driven by a "young wallie" as obviously the story doesn't say it was.. Phil.Gilbert
  • Score: 0

3:31pm Tue 10 Jun 14

MarkPullen says...

Obviously you didn't - it's easy to see that from your original post that there was no intimation that the driver of THAT car fell into the category which you mentioned.

Not sure what the driver "deserves", as you state, unless you know more about the actual details than the story provides - more than happy to hear further information if and when published.

I agree that I hope the pedestrian recovers.
Obviously you didn't - it's easy to see that from your original post that there was no intimation that the driver of THAT car fell into the category which you mentioned. Not sure what the driver "deserves", as you state, unless you know more about the actual details than the story provides - more than happy to hear further information if and when published. I agree that I hope the pedestrian recovers. MarkPullen
  • Score: -2

6:53pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Shauny-Boy says...

It wasn't you driving was it MarkPullen, on your way to your scouts hut?
It wasn't you driving was it MarkPullen, on your way to your scouts hut? Shauny-Boy
  • Score: -3

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