One dead and another in hospital after Burnley collision

The collision occurred late last night.
The collision occurred late last night.
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A man has died and another is in a serious condition after a road traffic collision in Rossendale late last night, with police appealing for witnesses.

Authorities who attended the incident said that a 54-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene following the collision, while firefighters were forced to use cutting equipment and lighting to release one the other driver - a 48-year-old man - who had been trapped in the other vehicle. He was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital where he is being treated for serious injuries.

Two fire engines from Rawtenstall and Bacup, as well as the Urban Search and Rescue Team from Chorley, were called to the scene at 22:13 after two vehicles - a Volkswagen Golf and a Vauxhall Vectra - collided on Burnley Road East in Waterfoot.

"An investigation into what happened is now underway," said Sergeant Andy Walton of the road police unit. “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man killed in this collision.

“I would appeal to anyone who saw the collision or either of the two cars shortly before it to come forward with any information they feel might help our investigation,” he added.

To report any information,contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting LC-20171110-1661 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at