2BR News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01254 350360

LISTEN Find more about the biggest killer on Lancashire's roads

Police Line 2

6:05am 17th February 2017
(Updated 6:56am 17th February 2017)

Seeing why speed is the biggest killer on Lancashire's roads.

2BR reporter Chris has seen first-hand the tragic consequences of driving too fast on his patrol with Lancashire Road Police.

As it came towards the shift of the shift - the officer with Chris got a call to a hit and run in Fleetwood.

Sadly, the man involved was killed at the scene as he went for a walk with his wife.

They were out celebrating her birthday.

Police Line

[The road was closed off as police investigated]

In just one moment her world had come crumbling down as his life had been cruelly taken by someone speeding.

Hear Chris' report from the scene here:

Now one in three deaths on our county's roads are caused by speeding.

It's not just someone weaving in-and-out of traffic as they hurtle down the M65 that puts lives in danger.

Doing over 30mph in a residential area where cars are parked on both sides of the street can be just as lethal.

Speed limits aren't always the safest speed and it's always best to stay at a speed you feel safe.

Click HERE for yesterday's report. 

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

: : Name: Email: Phone number: Message: Images:
Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all 2BR platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
drink drive

Drink drivers, no insurance, speeding, a busy weekend for Lancashire roads police

Lancashire roads police have been very busy over the weekend.

Janet Murgatroyd

Can you help us find Lancashire woman's killer?

Janet Murgatroyd was just 20 when she was found dead in the River Ribble on June 16, 1996.

Most read
briercliffe road crash 1

Van crashes into newsagents

Man taken to hospital

alan ramsbottom 2

UPDATE: Police believe gun was fired in Great Harwood incident

Officers were called around 11.50pm yesterday

Newer article
Older article
Top articles

Deaf man learns how to communicate in his 70s

Nepal: In the final episode of 2BR's special report from Nepal, we meet the older Deaf people who've only just learned to communicate.

2BR heads to Uganda

Local News: This morning Olly had a final challenge up his sleeve

Ryan Reynolds saved his nephew using CPR

Showbiz: Ryan Reynolds has revealed he was able to save his nephew's life after taking a first aid course.

Hillsborough families to hear charges decision from CPS

National News: The Crown Prosecution Service is to announce whether individuals and organisations will face criminal charges over the Hillsborough disaster.

Donald Trump's bid to replace Obamacare dealt blow as healthcare bill vote delayed

World News: Donald Trump has suffered an embarrassing setback on a key campaign pledge after Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell delayed a vote on his legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Co-op Bank board to set seal on hedge funds’ £700m rescue deal

Business News: The board of the Co-operative Bank will gather on Tuesday night to apply the finishing touches to a £700m rescue deal led by a handful of American hedge funds, potentially ending months of uncertainty for the struggling lender's four million customers.

Singhsbury's becomes Morrisinghs after Sainsbury's threatens legal action

Strange News: A convenience store called Singhsbury's has changed its name after being threatened with legal action... to Morrisinghs.

Near misses in drowning need to be talked about

Local News: They're the lucky ones - says Lancashire mum

Lives in Lancashire - Ben's Bowel Movements

Local News: Meet the inspirational Preston dad refusing to let Bowel Cancer beat him

HALF PRICE - Hollywood Star

Non-News: Get your half price voucher for Hollywood Star in Burnley now.

Giant cyclist set to be around for the entire weekend

Local News: The giant artwork on Pendle Hill is in celebration of the Tour of Britain

Most read