It was a busy shift for the emergency services on Wednesday night as they attended to multiple crashes on the county's roads.

Fire crews, paramedics and police were called out three times in East Lancashire and once in the north of the county, as treacherous road conditions saw drivers getting into trouble.

At around 10.20pm on Wednesday, fire crews from Burnley were sent to Church Street in the town to a two-car smash.

One person was checked over at the scene before being taken to hospital.

A couple of hours later, firefighters were called to Settle Road in Clitheroe to a crash involving one vehicle.

Crews had to use cutting gear to free the two occupants of the car after they became trapped inside following the incident, which happened around 12.40am.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "Two fire engines from Barnoldswick and Earby attended a road traffic collision on Settle Road, Clitheroe.

"The incident involved one vehicle and left two casualties trapped inside.

"Firefighters extricated both casualties from the vehicle and provided first aid before they were placed in the care of ambulance personnel.

"Crews were in attendance for one and a half hours."

Lancashire Telegraph: Police were called to the crash in Sabden on Thursday morning

Just after 8am on Thursday, firefighters were called out again to Sabden Road in Simonstone to another crash involving just one vehicle.

One person was helped out of the car and placed in the care of paramedics.

The extent of each person's injuries is not yet known, and it is believed at this stage that only one of the crashes required a person to attend hospital, although the police said the incidents were all 'minor injury collisions'.

An officer from the Ribble Valley team said on Thursday morning: "Please take extra care whilst out driving.

"We are just at a road traffic collision at Sabden, where luckily no person was injured.

"There have been a number of similar incidents this morning across the division due to icy roads."

Crews were also called to attend a smash in Mains Lane in Singleton at around 7.40pm on Wednesday, which involved two cars, with one person being taken to hospital.

The ambulance service has been contacted for a statement.