A WOMAN has been taken to hospital after her car overturned during a crash near the Rising Bridge roundabout.

It is understood that a car collided with a barrier and road sign before overturning on the A56 northbound, on the approach to the roundabout.

The driver, a woman in her 20s, has been taken to Salford Royal Hospital by road ambulance.

There was a major emergency response to the incident which happened on the northbound carriageway leading from Grane Road to Blackburn Road.

Lane one of two is currently shut and traffic is queueing while barrier repairs are carried out.

A spokeswoman for the North West Ambulance Service said: "We were called shortly before 3.15pm to a collision involving one vehicle.

"We treated one patient, who had suffered injuries to her wrist.

"We have taken her to hospital.

"We sent an air ambulance, rapid response vehicle and senior clinician to the scene."

Lancashire Police has urged drivers to avoid the area to allow emergency services to carry out their work.

North West Ambulance Service are understood to have left the scene at about 4.45pm.

Hyndburn Police posted on Facebook: "Please be aware of delays on the A56(T) Northbound just prior to the Rising Bridge roundabout due to an RTC.

"If you can avoid this route for the time being to allow emergency services to work, this would be appreciated."