A MAN was taken to hospital with a ‘nasty lasceration’ to his head after being injured by a car in Colne.

The accident happened in Vivary Way, between the Boundary Mill roundabout and Crown Way, when the man, aged 26, was hit by a Mini at about 1pm yesterday.

The road was closed in both directions causing traffic problems throughout the area.

Insp Andy Carter from Colne police said the injuries were not thought to be life- threatening.