POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a crash where a car hit a lamp post in Clayton-le-Moors.

Officers were called at 2.33am yesterday (Tuesday, January 14) to reports that a Mercedes car travelling on Burnley Road had crossed the roundabout at the junction with Bold Venture Way before colliding with a lamp post.

The driver, a man aged 21 from Burnley, is in intensive care having suffered serious head and spinal injuries.

A female passenger, aged 23 and also from Burnley, has also sustained serious injuries.

Both are being treated at Royal Preston Hospital.

Now, police want to speak to anybody who witnessed the accident, or who may have seen the Mercedes travelling along Burnley Road in the moments before it occurred.

Sgt Paul Maguire, of Lancashire Police's TacOps, said: “We are in the process of establishing exactly what occurred and would like to speak to anyone who saw the collision or who captured it on dashcam or CCTV.”

Anybody with information should contact us on 101, quoting log number 106 of January 14th.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be reached anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at socsi.in/WJ0Sk