FOUR teenage girls were seriously hurt when the car they were travelling in crashed on a busy main road.

The incident happened on Burnley Road, Cliviger, close to the junction of Crown Point Road, at around 11.30pm on Sunday.

Four fire crews from Bamber Bridge, Chorley and Burnley, including specialist appliances, three ambulances, the hazardous area response team (HART) and a senior clinician, along with the police, attended the incident, which involved a Vauxhall Corsa that was carrying four people.

Four teenagers, three aged 17 and one aged 18, who was believed to be the driver, were taken to Royal Preston Hospital suffering multiple injuries including back pain.

One of the girls had to be cut from the car by the fire service.

A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: “We were called at 11.30pm to an RTC on Burnley Road, Cliviger, which involved one vehicle.

“We sent quite a number of resources to this incident, including three ambulances and a HART vehicle.

“Four patients were treated at the scene and then taken to hospital with serious injuries.”

A fire service spokesperson said: “Firefighters rescued one casualty from the vehicle using Holmatro cutting equipment.

“Lighting equipment was also in use and the casualty was left in the care of paramedics at the scene.

“Crews were in attendance approximately one hour and forty five minutes.”

The police are now asking for any witnesses to come forward to help them with their enquiries.

Anyone with any information should call the police on 101 quoting log number 1570 of October 13.