A CRASH involving two vehicles occurred in Blackburn town centre on Tuesday afternoon, just over a week after a similar accident on the same road.

Eyewitnesses say that they saw someone, who appeared to be an older woman being helped from her car by the emergency services including police, firefighters and the North West Air Ambulance Service shortly after the crash occurred.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service later confirmed that four people had suffered minor injuries during the collision.

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council cabinet member for regeneration said that there was no cause for residents to be unduly worried about safety on the stretch of road, but assured motorists and pedestrians that the authority would listen to their concerns and act on them should they feel otherwise.

He said: “Obviously we take care to make sure our roads are safe when we’re designing them or adding new features.

“But if something was brought to our attention that was a cause of concern along this particular junction then we would be happy to review it.”

Police arrived on the scene on King Street at the corner of Montague Street at around 12.10pm on October 20 where they found the aftermath of the collision.

The road was then closed with traffic diverted, while police, ambulances crews and firefighters worked to make the scene safe and to investigate the circumstances behind the crash.

This collision comes only just over a week after another crash on the very same road when a police van turned on its side on October 12.

That particular incident saw the road closed at around 10am and a police officer taken to hospital as a precaution.

The officer in question was eventually discharged, and all road closures were lifted by 2.35pm.

However, given that this week’s accident marked the second such even in as many weeks, residents have sought reassurance that motorists are not facing persistent difficulties along King Street, which is an important connecting point for motorists travelling throughout the town.

Police were eventually able to recover the two vehicles, one of which had been damaged during the crash at round 1.30pm.

The road was then reopened for traffic shortly after and police wish to reassure motorists that there is no cause for concern.