CALLS have been made to reassess safety measures on a busy road after a woman, who was hit by a car, suffered a broken leg.

Police and paramedics were called to Duckworth Street in Darwen at around 8pm on Friday to reports a pedestrian had been hit by a car.

The incident took place near the Lidl store, close to The Cock pub.

The road was closed off for a short period while the woman received treatment.

A police spokesman said the woman was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for further medical treatment.

Yesterday, her condition was described as stable, with officers adding she awaiting surgery on her broken leg.

Several calls have previously been made to introduce safety measures on the bend of the road outside the pub.

There is a zebra crossing near Akash takeaway and a speed camera situated near the Lidl store.

The speed camera was set up near Lidl to help deter speeding motorists.

The latest incident follows a collision in March where a 43-year-old man suffered head injuries after he was hit by a car. He was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital.

An eyewitness saw the car windscreen smash during the collision.

Less than 12 months ago a woman in her early 20s was also taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital after two cars crashed on the same road.

A silver Volkswagen Polo collided with another vehicle.

Cllr Jane Oates, who represents the area on Blackburn with Darwen Council, said the highways team will have to come out and check the road.

She said: “We have had one or two other incidents like this recently on this stretch of road.

“There have been discussions in the past about this road as there is a fast bend nearby.

“The highways team will have to look at the road again and whether the safest measures are in place.

“Yes there’s a crossing on one side but people are often tempted to try and nip over the road where they can because it takes too long to walk up one end of the street to come back.

“Obviously I don’t know what the situation was to cause the woman to be hit, but maybe the highways team need to look at the road again.

“I do hope the woman makes a quick recovery and we hear from her soon.”

Cllr Eileen Entwistle, who also represents the area, said: “The crossing is there to be used and I would always advise people to use them.

“I didn’t see the incident but its important to use the safety measures in place with busy roads.”