A WOMAN has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a road accident this morning near Whitworth.

Market Street remains closed in both directions after the pedestrian was hit by a Toyota Corolla at around 7.10am this morning.

Two crews from the North West Ambulance Service were called to the scene. A spokesperson said a woman in her late 40s-to-early 50s had been taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital with ‘very serious’ head and arm injuries.

She was found lying in the road after being struck near Oak Street in Shawforth.

Lancashire Police remain at the scene.