Worker hurt in smash

Crash on Moss Side Industrial Estate, in Leyland
Crash on Moss Side Industrial Estate, in Leyland

Traders on an industrial estate have called for road markings to be painted on a street following a serious smash.

A man was cut free from a TNT van after it collided with a parked lorry, on Aston Way, within the Moss Side industrial estate, Leyland.

The man, a sub contractor for TNT, suffered several fractured bones and remains in hospital after the incident at 6.30am on Tuesday.

Now calls have been made for the road to be officially adopted by Lancashire County Council, which would see road lines painted.

A spokesman for TNT, said: “The road around the depot is not adopted.

“Representations have been made by TNT and the developers to have it adopted.

“We are in a situation where people are leaving trailers (legally) and that is restricting TNT’s access to and from the depot.”

Neil Woodward, production manager at Woodlam UK Ltd, said: “There is a lot of traffic which flows up and down here particularly for TNT.

“We have been here 11 years and it has not been too bad, it is since other businesses got here, it has become extremely busy and vehicles come in and out all the time.

“You would think they would have road markings for a busy road.”

Rachel Crompton, Lancashire County Council public realm manager for South Ribble, said: “Discussions have taken place between the county council and the developer about adopting Aston Way.

“The county council has to make sure that all necessary processes have been followed before any adoption can take place.

“The developers have been made aware of these requirements.

“Until this has happened, any responsibility for an unadopted road, remains with the developers.”