Arrests after serious crash in Burnley town centre

Police are investigating
Police are investigating

Two men have been arrested after a collision in Burnley town centre in the early hours of this morning.

The incident occurred at around 4-50am and involved a Vauxhall Corsa car and a 22-year -old man from Barnoldswick as he was walking down Hammerton Street close to Lava and Ignite.

As a result of the collision, the man has ended up becoming trapped underneath the vehicle and a group of people have tried to free him by turning the vehicle on its roof.

He has been taken to Royal Preston Hospital where he is currently in a stable condition. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The driver of the Corsa, an 18-year-old man from Burnley has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving while a 19-year-old passenger also from Burnley was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a ball bearing firing imitation rifle which was found in the vehicle.

Part of Hammerton Street remains closed whilst officers investigate. It should be reopened again soon.

Anybody who saw the incident or the car in the lead up, is urged to call police on 101 quoting incident reference 342 of June 4th.