A DRIVER had to be cut from her car when she was involved in a collision with another vehicle.

The incident happened as she approached the Rising Bridge roundabout on the northbound carriageway of the A56.

Firefighters had to remove the roof of her silver Nissan Almera so that she could be brought out on a spinal board.

Paramedics were concerned she could have been suffering from spinal injuries.

She was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

Three fire engines, two from Accrington and another from Haslingden, as well as police and paramedics attended.

Motorists reported long delays as the emergency services worked to free the woman following the accident at around 3pm on Saturday.

Watch manager Steve Barnes, from Accrington fire Station, said: “The road traffic collision involved two vehicles and there was one adult female casualty.

“She was stuck in the vehicle due to the fact that she was suffering from suspected spinal injuries.

“With that in mind, we removed the roof of the car and we released the casualty.

“She was placed on a spinal board and she was conveyed to hospital by road ambulance.”