A MAN is being cut out of a car following a crash with a van this morning.

Two fire crews were called to Glen View Road in Burnley at 9am after a white van and a silver car collided.

The road is currently closed and the North West Air Ambulance is at the scene.

A fire service spokesman said: "We are currently at the scene to release casualties from the car, however it is unclear how many people are involved."

It has raised concerns over the safety of a road have been raised after a car and a van collided.

Eyewitnesses said they saw a man cut out of a silver car by firefighters after the collision in Glen View Road, Burnley.

The road was closed for more than an hour after the white van and car crashed at 9am today (Friday).

Two fire crews from Burnley, police and a North West Air Ambulance were at the scene.

A man was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

Eyewitness Martyn Bell, a Glen View Road resident, said there has been a series of crashes on the road in the past decade.

He said: “It is a very, very dangerous road.

“I campaigned for more than 10 years to reduce the speed limit of the road but more needs to be done.

“The 60mph hour zone, which stops a bit further down from my house, should be moved further away to reduce the speed of cars coming around the bend.

“I’m not saying the vehicles involved in this crash were speeding, but there’s been cases of crashes and speeding in the past.

“There’s been several motorbike accidents over the years, we had a car plough straight into a tree too.”

Motorists were advised to use different routes as the vehicles were removed from the middle of the road.

Mr Bell said: “It’s worrying for older residents because cars race through and they struggle to cross the road or get out of taxis because of the fear of being hit.”

Cllr Gordon Birtwistle, who has lived on the road for more than 40 years and represents the area on Burnley Council, said: “I saw the road was blocked as I left my house and there was quite a lot of traffic about due to the incident.

“I would like to see the 60mph speed signs moved further away because the speeds can be a problem.

“There’s a bit of an accident black spot further up the road on the junction of Woodplumpton Road.

“It is a really bad turn and people are doing 60mph when you pull out.”