TWO people are in hospital with serious injuries after a car overturned.

The emergency services – including police, paramedics and firefighters - were called to the one-car crash on Skipton Road in Barnoldswick at around 8.30pm on Saturday.

The had received reports that a Mercedes AMG had collided with a stone wall, then a concrete fence, before overturning and coming to rest in the carriageway. No other vehicles are thought to have been involved.

The road was closed for several hours as one person had to be cut free from the car and emergency treatment was issued.

As a result of the collision, the front seat passenger, a 33-year-old man from Barnoldswick, suffered multiple serious injuries and remains in hospital at this time.

The driver of the Mercedes, a 34-year-old man from Barnoldswick, suffered a serious upper body injury. He was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving. He has since been released under investigation whilst further enquires are made.

Sgt Mick Belfield, of East Tactical Operations, said: “This collision has left two men seriously injured and we need to establish a full picture of exactly what has occurred. I would ask any witnesses or anybody with CCTV, dashcam or mobile phone footage which could assist our enquiries to make contact with us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to email or call 101, quoting log 1655 of June 19, 2021.