THREE people were taken to hospital after they were involved in a car crash this morning.

Painter Wood in Billington, off Whalley Old Road, was closed for more than an hour following the accident involving a Volvo and a Peugeot at around 8.30am.

Paramedics treated a woman at the scene for minor injuries and two men were taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital suffering from whiplash.

The road has now been re-opened.