TWO people were taken to hospital after a serious crash closed a major road.

Police were called to the A675 Bolton Road between Abbey Village and Belmont this morning and were forced to close the road.

Officers were  urging people to drive carefully due to ice on the road and to try and find an alternative route.

The crash is believed to have involved three vehicles, two of which collided head on on the bend near the junction for Tockholes.

Eyewitnesses reported long queues of traffic and delays in the area.

Police, the fire service and ambulance crews were all on the scene.

The crash was causing delays around areas of Bolton with long queues reported on Blackburn Road and in Bromley Cross.

An eyewitness at the scene said: “It was a head on crash.

“One driver was being treated to by paramedics with lower pelvic injuries.

 “The other car was having its roof cut off. This car seemed to be more serious.

“There were seven police cars, two fire engines and four ambulances. Police said it will be shut for another two hours.”

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said officers were called to the A675 at around 7am today to reports of a serious injury road traffic collision. 

The crash involved three vehicles, a grey Peugeot 206, a red Citroen C1, and a blue Toyota Yaris. 

One of the people is believed to have suffered an injury to their pelvis, police said. 

North West Ambulance Service said two patients were taken to hospital to be treated for their injuries but there was no more information on their condition at this time.