Drivers escape injury in Padiham bypass smash

The accident occurred near to the junction with Higham Hall Road at 7-55 a.m. and involved a Mazda and a Vauxhall Astra.

Police said the woman driver of the Mazda was travelling towards Barrowford when the car was involved in collision with the Astra which was travelling in the opposite direction.

The woman (47), from Padiham, suffered a bruised elbow, while the man (46), from Burnley, sustained chest injuries.

The bypass was closed for around 45 minutes to allow the vehicles to be removed.