A PEDESTRIAN is recovering in hospital after being knocked down by a car.

The 49-year-old woman was walking along Market Street in Darwen when a blue Audi travelling along Duckworth Street mounted the pavement and hit her.

The car ploughed into a metal bike rail before colliding with the woman at around 10pm last night.

Witnesses dialled 999.

Paramedics took the woman to the Royal Blackburn Hospital with a suspected broken leg

The driver, a 33-year-old man from Blackburn, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “We received a call around 10pm about a car hitting a female pedestrian in Market Street, Darwen.

“The woman suffered leg injuries that have been described as neither life-changing or life-threatening.

“Officers detained a 33-year-old man from Blackburn at the scene on suspicion of drink driving.”

A 33-year-old man is currently still in police custody awaiting questioning.