A WOMAN driver and a girl were taken to hospital after a crash on Monday night.

It took place at 7.54pm on Audley Range, near the petrol station, and involved a Vauxhall Astra and a Volkswagen Polo.

Abid Mohammed, who lives on the road, said: "I have been told the lady was going to the mosque and was trying to pull into a space and a car came down the road hit them.

"The lady was taken to hospital and had some hip injuries then there was a girls in the back who had blood in her mouth and she was taken to hospital in Manchester.

"All of the family were there surrounding them."

Jackie Taggerty, 50, of Audley Range, said: "There was a lot of people mulling about outside.

"I was looking out of my window and saw what was going on.

"They had to cut the roof off to get them out.

"The road was closed for a while and the traffic was backed up a bit.

"It looked like a couple of people were put in the ambulance.

"I was really concerned in case it was someone that I knew and just wanted everyone to be okay.

"It surprises me that there are not more accidents along here considering the speeds that some of the cars come down at."

Watch manager Al Cameron, of Blackburn Fire Station, said: “There were two cars in the crash.

"There were four people in one car and two of them were taken to hospital.

“The driver of the other Astra had already gone by the time we got there.

“We had to take the roof off the Polo and the driver was taken to Royal Preston Hospital while the child in the back went to Manchester.

“We were there for about an hour. The road was closed by police but reopened later."