Three hurt in Burnley moorland road smash

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A 63-YEAR-OLD man was airlifted to hospital after a head-on crash along a remote Burnley road this morning.

The man suffered chest injuries in the collision which happened on Crown Point Road at around 9 a.m.

The North West Air Ambulance was called out to the scene and police had to shut off the two-mile stretch of moorland road for more than an hour.

The casualty was alert and conscious but in pain and had to be taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital by helicopter.

His injuries were described as non life threatening.

Two further people received minor knee and shoulder injuries in the collision which involved a Ford Escort van and Toyota Rav4. They were treated at the scene and were not taken to hospital.

The road was re-opened by police at around 10-15 a.m.