An MP has called upon the county council to introduce traffic calming measures on a danger road after one man was arrested and another had to be taken to hospital following a horror smash.

Emergency services were called to Stanhill Lane in Oswaldtwistle on Sunday evening after a car overturned and a man became trapped.

Two fire engines from Hyndburn attended the incident and crews had to cut the man from the car before he was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital.

A spokesperson for the police said: "At 7.04pm on August 30 we were called to a road traffic collision in Stanhill Lane, Oswaldtwistle.

"It appears a car had overturned and the driver had become trapped.

"He was freed from the vehicle by firefighters and taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital.

"His injuries were not serious and he has since been discharged.

"A female passenger and a male passenger both suffered minor injuries.

"A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving with excess alcohol and has since been released under investigation."

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Now, Sara Britcliffe, MP for Hyndburn and Haslingden has said she's written to the Chief Executive of Lancashire County Council asking for action to be taken.

In her letter, Miss Britcliffe said speeding vehicles had long been a problem on Stanhill Lane and over the years numerous representations had been made raising the concerns of the local residents, with elected representatives calling for traffic calming measures to be introduced.

Miss Britcliffe's letter read: "It is only through the professionalism and hard work of the crew of two fire engines that the person was able to be freed from the vehicle and taken to hospital for medical treatment and care.

"I would appreciate it, in light of this latest collision, that further consideration is given to how the speed of traffic can be reduced on this road and measures introduced as soon as possible before someone tragically loses their life."

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and police are asking anyone with information to email PC David Todhunter at or call 101, quoting log 1335 of August 30.