A MOTORIST suffered head injuries in a car crash in Burnley.

The man was involved in a collision on Long Causeway in Cliviger at 8.20pm on Thursday.

He managed to escape from his car following the accident, which did not involve any other vehicles.

Fire crews were called out after smoke was seen coming from the engine, and it was initially feared that the vehicle may catch fire.

The driver injured his head in the crash, and was given first aid at the scene by firefighters before an ambulance arrived.