An Accrington man says it was a miracle a woman escaped uninjured after her car flipped on its side close to the traffic incident which killed three people.
Darren Bailey had earlier seen the aftermath of the tragic accident on Eastgate where an 89-year-old male driver had veered onto the pavement killing himself, a 30-year-old female pedestrian and her 18-month-old son.
Darren, 25, passed the scene less than two hours after it occurred before witnessing a car flip over on nearby Cambridge Street.
He ran over and helped pull a middle-aged woman out of her Vauxhall Corsa which was wobbling on its side.
He said: "When I saw what had happened I thought ‘someone’s dead’."
The woman, and a young couple, whose Skoda Fabia collided with her were left unscathed. He added: "I was walking to my friend’s house and I walked up Lodge Street where I saw the Corsa flip over about five metres away from me.
"A bloke in a blue fleece ran over to the car and rammed the door open and pulled the woman out to the top of the car. I got over there and lowered her down.
"She was as white as a ghost. But she didn’t have a scratch on her."
Darren, who was on his way home to Annie Street where he lives with his girlfriend Amanda, 24, had just passed the scene of the collision which killed 30-year-old Jackie Bloomer, her son Jayden and an 89-year-old Earnest Wray.
The collision on Cambridge Street happened shortly after 4.30pm on Tuesday - around an hour and a half after the Eastgate incident.
Darren said: "I’d just heard about the other crash and when this happened I thought ‘what’s going on?’
"It’s just not something you expect to see - I was shaking. I’m just glad everyone was alright. It’s a miracle no-one was seriously hurt"