A CHILD was last night rushed to hospital following an accident.

Officers closed Park Lee Road in both directions after the child was hit by a car at around 7.30pm.

At the time of the crash, a Lancashire Police spokesman said: “We have had to close Park Lee Road in Blackburn due to a road traffic collision.

"Please be aware when travelling in the area and avoid it if possible, we will update you once we have reopened the road.

"Thank you for your patience."

The road was reopened a short while later.

The severity of any injuries sustained is currently unknown.