A seven-year-old boy was taken to Alder Hey Hospital after being hit by a car.

The incident happened on Pennine Road, Bacup at about 4.45pm on Tuesday, when the youngster was involved in a collision with a Nissan Juke.

The boy suffered a fractured collarbone and eye socket and was taken to Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.

Police are now appealing for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage to contact them on 101 quoting log number 1060 of June 18.

Emergency services were rushed to the scene of the crash last night and closed off the road between Sandfield Road and Gladstone Street.

Eye-witnesses reported seeing an air ambulance landing near the scene.

The road was re-opened about three hours later.

Rossendale Conservative councillor, James Eaton said: "Obviously my thoughts are with the boy and his family at this time and I hope he makes a full and speedy recovery.

"Pennine Road is a very busy road with a lot of big vehicles travelling down it.

"There's not been a lot of accidents down there but it could do with some more signage to say that it's busy.

"There's a school at the end of Pennine Road so it might be worth seeing if we can get some speed humps put in place.

"I'm not saying the vehicle that hit the young lad was speeding but I will speak to the highways officer at Lancashire County Council to see if we can do anything to slow the traffic down in that area."