Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Driver dies after car found in river

THE A595 was closed for four hours following the death of a man whose car was discovered in a river.

At around 4.40pm on Wednesday police, firefighters and paramedics were called to Lickle Bridge on the A595, at the bottom of the hill between the High Cross Inn at Broughton and the Duddon Bridge.

A red BMW had been found in the river, and is believed to have been travelling towards Millom when it left the road after colliding with the bridge. The driver of the car, described by police as a 26-year-old local man, has died.

Police at the scene said officers had informed the man's family.

The A595 was affected by significant delays in both directions, with hundreds of cars stuck in tailbacks.

The road was reopened at 9.30pm after the car was recovered from the river.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to call police on 101.


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Whoever this Alison person is..........she is one disgusting human being! cannot believe the comment you made about the incompetent driver! Peter was part of my family and this was a tragic loss to all of us. Luckily I am just reading this now, just over a year after the incident, because if I was to read it straight after I would have been mortified! you are claiming it was his fault! were you there? Did you see it? I am so angry and I am sure that the rest of the family would have been too, if they had read this. Keep your opinions to yourself, if you haven't got anything nice to say ,dont say anything at all. Peter was a son, a brother, an uncle,a cousin, not a gossip story in the local newspaper! And certainly doesn't deserve to be judged on how he was driving on the day he was taken away from us. Have some respect for the father he left and the family who miss him dearly everyday. You nasty piece of work! Get a life!

Posted by A family member on 7 January 2014 at 16:46

Think the reality of it all is actually kicking in. Cant believe I am never ever going to speak to you again. I always thought our paths would cross again. But time for you to join your loved ones up there. May you rest in peace.

Posted by old friend on 15 February 2013 at 12:05

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