SD9710 : Aftermath of an Accident

taken 28 years ago, near to Denshaw, Oldham, Great Britain

Aftermath of an Accident
Aftermath of an Accident
On the 2nd of February 1990 this was the scene in the centre of the village of Denshaw.
The tanker had come off the M62 motorway at Junction 22 and was heading downhill towards Oldham through Denshaw village along the A672.
A van pulled out into the path of the tanker at the crossroads and on impact completely spun round while the tanker which crashed through the stone wall would have plunged all the way down the embankment but for the huge tree stopping it which the remains of can be seen in the bottom left of the picture.
The tanker contained a full load of styrene LinkExternal link which started to leak into the atmosphere this resulted in the area being sealed
off all day and late into night while the styrene was pumped out and transferred to another tanker.
SD9710 : Denshaw Junction 1990

The building behind the tanker is SD9710 : Junction Inn Denshaw
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 February, 1990   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 28 February, 2009
Category
Road scene   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9743 1057 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:35.5021N 2:2.4180W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9743 1057
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