A MAN was taken to hospital with a 'nasty lasceration' to his head after being knocked down by a car in Colne.

The crash happened in Vivary Way, between the Boundary Mill roundabout and Crown Way, when the 26-year-old was hit by a Mini at about 1pm.

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

Insp Andy Carter from Colne police said the 26-year-old's injuries were not thought to be life threatening.