TWO people suffered serious injuries after a car crash near Trawden on Saturday.

A 21-year-old man was left with a broken leg while a female passenger suffered internal injuries and a fractured sternum.

Fire crews had to cut two people from the car and one was taken to hospital by air ambulance. 

Police are appealing for information after the incident which happened at around 2.50pm in Lancashire Moor Road.

A police spokesman said: "We are appealing for information after an accident near Trawden.

The collision happened at 2.50pm yesterday in Lancashire Moor Road when a Vauxhall Corsa travelling towards Laneshaw Bridge lost control on a right hand bend and collided with a Fiat Punto going in the opposite direction.

"The driver of the Punto, a 21 year old man, suffered a broken leg and the female passenger some internal injuries and a fractured sternum.

"They were taken to Leeds General Infirmary.

"Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening."

Sgt Lee Campbell, of the Road Policing Unit, said: “I would appeal to anyone who saw this collision and has not yet spoken to the police to get in touch.”

A spokesman for the fire service said: "Two cars had collided leaving two casualties, a man and a woman, trapped in one of the vehicles.

"Two fire engines and crews from Colne responded to the emergency call and firefighters used hydraultic equipment to rescue both casualties.

"One was taken to hospital by air ambulance and the other by road."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0915 of August 26.