CALLS have been made for traffic calming measures on a dangerous Oswaldtwistle road after a driver was injured in a serious collision.

Residents in Fielding Lane want action to be taken to help prevent speeding on the road after a crash on Monday.

County Hall road bosses said it was waiting for a police report into the incident before deciding what action to take.

Christine Lata, who has lived on the road for 30 years, said that she has been campaigning for speed bumps and cameras for some time before the incident.

The 62-year-old said: “I’m not surprised at what happened, just very sad.

“We’re seeing more and more traffic on the road over the years that is going faster and faster, it’s a dangerous road.

“No exaggeration, I’ve seen cars coming down the road at 70mph.

“Something needs to be done otherwise next time it could be even worse.

“We don’t want to see a child to die but I can see it happening.”

The mother-of-three said she is concerned for child safety as the road is near to Rhyddings Park, Oswaldtwistle Hipping Methodist Primary School and Broadfield Specialist School.

She has also said that recently three parked cars were damaged on the road after being hit by passing vehicles.

An 18-year-old man from Accrington, suffered a fractured pelvis and chest injuries in Monday's crash and had to be cut out of his vehicle by firefighters.

He was driving a Nissan Micra which collided with a Renault Megane at around 5pm.

Cllr Peter Britcliffe, who represents Oswaldtwistle on Hyndburn Council, said: “I and other councillors and residents have been warning about the road for sometime.

“Urgent action now needs to be taken.

“It is very sad if something like this has to happen to highlight the dangers in this area.”

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed Monday's accident to contact them on 101.

A spokesman for Lancashire County Council, said: “We will consider the police report when it is available, to see if anything could reasonably be done to prevent a similar accident in the future.”