Category Archives: Traffic News

Ormskirk Motorfest gets underway with over 300 vehicles on display

The weather may be not so good but the vehicles on display should brighten your day at Motorfest. With over 300 cars including vintage, modern and racing there should be a favourite for everyone. Coronation Park is full of cars and stalls and sadly puddles from the rain but a coat and umbrella will allow you to have some fun.

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Does something need to be done about this Ormskirk accident hotspot?

A local resident has started a consultation to try to reduce the number of accidents on the County Road/A59 in Ormskirk. The junctions by the Fiveways pub and the Hayfield Pub are well know accident hotspots, whilst the junction by Yew Tree Lane is also problematic. In December 2017 69-year-old John Roberts died after a crash involving a his BMW

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Bridge closure in Burscough could cause problems for weeks

School Lane and Carr Lane will be closed for around four weeks whilst gas repairs are carried out. The bridge over the Liverpool to Leeds canal will be inaccessible as there is a large hole in a road leading up to it. A post on Facebook Group Burscough Community Forum has implied quite a few drivers are ignoring the road

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Cyclist dies after collision with car in Ormskirk

A female cyclist died following a collision in Aughton, Ormskirk on Sunday. Police were called to Bold Lane at around 13:05 on Sunday August 19th following reports of a serious collision involving a cyclist and a Ford Ka. Despite the best efforts of the North West Ambulance Service, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and the North West Air Ambulance, the

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Police close Bold Lane due to ongoing incident

Police have closed Bold Lane in Aughton. The road was closed around 3pm and we are awaiting confirmation on what caused the closure, but witnesses have suggested it was a crash. Police have two cordons in place, one by Ledson Grove and another by Sandy Lane/Beech Road. Please avoid the area until the police re-open the road.

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Police appeal for witnesses after car hits wall and lands on its back in a field in Ormskirk

Local Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision in Ormskirk on Friday 27th July. Around 11.05pm Police received reports of a collision involving a Ford Fiesta. The car was travelling south along Altys Lane when it collided with a stone wall and a concrete lamppost before landing on its roof in a nearby field. The driver, a 19-year-old-man, was

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Biker critical in hospital after collision on Rainford bypass, Police looking for witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was injured in Bickerstaffe. Around 4.50pm Thursday, July 26, a Ssangyong Rexton car was travelling northbound on the A570 Rainford bypass. As the vehicle slowed to turn close to Quattros Restaurant, a second vehicle slowed and travelled past the Ssangyong on the nearside. A Yamaha motorcycle, approaching from behind, was then involved

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