A MAN has been taken to hospital after having a suspected heart attack at the wheel.

Police were called by the ambulance service to Springhill Specialist Care Centre, Fairfield Street, Accrington, at 7.50am today to reports a man in his 60s had collapsed at the wheel of a Mercedes E220.

The man has been taken to the Royal Blackburn hospital.

An ambulance service spokesman said: "We were called to Fairfield Street at around 7.41am and sent two rapid response vehicles and an ambulance. The patient was taken to hospital."