Police are appealing for witnesses following a crash which left a man in a serious condition in hospital. 

At around 3.30am on Tuesday, police on patrol in Burnley were alerted to a suspect vehicle.

Following a short chase, the car crashed on Colne Road and a 26-year-old man was taken to hospital with head and spinal injuries.

The incident has now been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) as a matter of course.

Lancashire Telegraph:

A spokesperson for the police said: "Around 3.30am a suspect vehicle was seen by police in Burnley.

"Following a short pursuit, the vehicle, a Honda Accord car, was involved in a collision with street furniture and other stationary vehicles on Colne Road at the junction with Casterton Avenue.

"The driver, a 26-year-old man, was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with suspected head and spinal injuries. He is currently in a serious condition."

The road was closed by police for several hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

Detectives dealing with the incident are now appealing for information and are asking anyone with dashcam footage or CCTV to get in touch.

Temp Sgt Craig Booth, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations, said: “We are appealing for witnesses after a serious road traffic collision in Burnley.

“We would urge anyone who saw what happened, or saw the Honda in the moments before the collision, to come forward.

“Furthermore if you have any CCTV or dashboard mounted camera footage which shows the incident, please get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email 766@lancashire.police.uk quoting log 0078 of January 19.