Emergency services were called after a car veered off the road and landed down a banking.

The incident happened at around 2pm on Monday (October 23) in Cloughfold, Rossendale.

The vehicle, which appears to be a Mazda convertible, came off the road and landed on four wheels next to Cunliffe House in Bacup Road, narrowly missing a tree. 

Pictures from the scene show police and passers-by assisting the driver of the car, believed to be a woman.

Lancashire Telegraph: Police and passers-by assist at the scenePolice and passers-by assist at the scene (Image: Michael France)

As a result of the incident, traffic was building in the area and was particularly heavy heading towards the temporary traffic lights at Peel Street.

It is thought the car was removed from the scene at around 3.30pm, with traffic returning to normal shortly after.

It is not clear if any other vehicles were involved but the police have since confirmed it was a "minor injury collision".

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "Two fire engines from Rawtenstall and Bacup attended a road traffic collision on Bacup Road in Rossendale.

"The incident involved one vehicle down an embankment, and there was one casualty who was conveyed to the hospital by ambulance.

"Crews remained at the scene around 30 minutes."

The ambulance service has been contacted for comment.