Three people were taken to hospital following a crash on a busy main road.

Emergency services were sent to Colne Road in Brierfield at around 10am on Saturday.

Reports had been made that a multi-vehicle crash had taken place, with a number of people injured at the roadside.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "There were two cars involved in what we believe was a head on collision.

"One car had reportedly come across the road in front of another car.

"We were called to the incident as it was thought someone was trapped in one of the vehicles but when we arrived everyone was out.

"The police and ambulance were also there.

"We made sure the scene was safe and then left."

Police confirmed that three people had been injured in the crash and all had been taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital for check-ups.

The severity or nature of their injuries is not yet known.

Colne Road at the junction with Bank Street and junction 12 of the M65 was closed for several hours while police awaited recovery of the vehicles.

A police spokesperson said: "Colne Road remains closed and three people have been taken to hospital.

"The road is likely to remain closed for a few hours, and officers are still on scene."

A police update confirmed that a man, woman and a child were taken to Blackburn Hospital, but thankfully their injuries are not thought to be serious.

Anyone with information about the crash, or if anyone witnessed the incident, are asked to call the police on 101 quoting log number 497 of May 1.