A WOMAN had to be cut from a car after a ‘serious crash’ in wet and foggy conditions on a country road.

The woman was in a blue Renault Clio involved in a crash with a blue Citroen Picasso on Grane Road, near Belthorn, at about 10.15am. 

She was cut out of the car by firefighters and was taken to hospital following the crash involving four people close to the Grey Mare pub.

The air ambulance was scrambled which landed in a nearby field.

Three other people, a child and two adults, were also taken to hospital, a police spokesman said. 

The child had no injuries but suffered from shock, while the injuries of the two adults were unknown.

The fire service was also called out to the crash which closed the road for around three hours.

Police set up roadblocks in Haslingden Road near the Guide roundabout and outside the Holden Arms, Haslingden, to divert traffic from the closed road.

A fire service spokesman said: “The call for firefighters came from the ambulance service reporting a collision involving a number of vehicles including a car in which someone remained trapped.

“Two fire engines and crews, from Blackburn and Hyndburn, responded and firefighters used hydraulic equipment in the rescue of a woman trapped in a Renault Clio.

“It took fire crews around 10 minutes to cut the woman free from the car.

"Air and road ambulances took the injured to hospital.”

A police spokesperson said: “The two-vehicle crash involved a Renault Clio and a Citroen Picasso.

"There were three adults involved and one child.

“The child had no injuries apart from shock, while one woman had to be cut free from the Renault Clio.

“The injuries of the two other adults are unknown.

“Two ambulances and the air ambulance attended the crash.

“The road was closed following the collision and re-opened around three hours later.”

One driver who was turned back said: “It was quite foggy conditions.

“The crash looked pretty serious.

“Fire service police and ambulances were all there.”

The crash came after wet, windy and foggy weather hit East Lancashire over the weekend.