A TAXI driver had to be cut out of his car after a collision in Oswaldtwistle.

The 20-year-old was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital for checks after the accident in Fielding Lane, close to The Plough pub.

Firefighters from Accrington were called to the scene at 12.15am today and had to remove the Max Cabs taxi door to get the man out.

A female passenger appeared ‘shaken’, according to one witness, but suffered no injuries.

An ambulance service spokeswoman said the accident was believed to have been at low speed.

The taxi was hit as it was turning around by a car heading up Fielding Lane towards Broadfield.

Restaurant boss Franco Sanna, who owns Franco’s in Union Road, lives nearby.

He said: “The man was walking when they got him out of the car.

“It sounded like quite a big smash. I heard it through my double glazing.

“The car certainly looked a write-off. It was taken away about an hour later.”