A motorist had to be cut from a car by firefighters following a crash.

Just before 1pm on Wednesday, two fire crews from Nelson were called to a crash between two cars on Reedyford Road in the town.

One person was trapped inside their vehicle and firefighters had to use specialist cutting equipment in order to free them from the car.

The motorist was then checked over by paramedics at the scene before being taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital.

It is not known the extent of the persons injuries but two other people are also thought to have gone to hospital although a spokesperson for the fire service said they were out of their cars able to walk. 

A fire service spokesperson said: "At 12.53pm on Wednesday, two fire engines from Nelson attended a road traffic collision on Reedyford Road, Nelson.

"The incident left one casualty trapped in their vehicle.

"Firefighters used Holmatro cutting equipment to free the casualty, who was then assessed by paramedics.

"Crews remain in attendance at this time."