A man has been taken to hospital suffering chest pains following a four-car smash.

At around 12.15pm on Monday, emergency services attended the incident on Lomeshaye Road in Nelson after receiving reports that two cars had crashed.

As a result of that crash, two parked vehicles were also damaged.

The driver of one of the cars, a man in his 50s, was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital complaining of chest pains and feeling unwell.

A passenger in the other vehicle was checked by paramedics at the scene after voicing concern about his ribs.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "Two fire engines from Nelson attended a road traffic collision involving four vehicles on Lomeshaye Road in Nelson.

"Two cars had crashed and they had shunted two other cars that were parked on the road.

"There was some diesel spillage and firefighters used a hearth kit and one hose reel to make the scene safe."

A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: "We treated two patients but only took one to hospital.

"There was no major trauma."

The police were also in attendance and a spokesperson said: "The call came in to us just after 12.15pm.

"There had been a four vehicle collision involving a Ford Mondeo, a Volkswagen Tiguan, a Seat and a Toyota Corolla.

"Diesel and debris had been left on the road and highways were contacted to clear the carriageway.

"No arrests have been made."