TWO men are in hospital with serious injuries after a car crash in the early hours of Saturday morning. 

Emergency services including the fire brigade, police and paramedics rushed to Colne Road in Burnley just after midnight following reports of a serious smash.

An appeal for information has now been launched with investigating officers urging anyone with dashcam footage to come forward. 

Sgt Oli Jones of Lancashire Police’s Tac Ops Division, said: “Two men are seriously hurt and our thoughts are with them at this time.

“If you witnessed the collision or have any CCTV or dash cam footage that might be useful to our investigation, please let us know.”

At this stage of the investigation, officers have said the car the two men were travelling in, a Vauxhall Astra, veered off the road colliding with a lamppost and BT box before crashing into a garden wall. 

The driver of the car, a 26-year-old man from Burnley, received serious chest and back injuries.

The passenger, a 27-year-old man from Burnley, suffered serious head and back injuries.

Both were taken to Royal Preston Hospital where they are receiving treatment.

Colne Road was closed off for over six hours, with officers reopening the carriageway at just after 7am on Saturday. 

A full investigation into the smash has now been launched.

Crew Manager Kieron Ogden from Burnley fire station said: "We were called just after midnight to assist the ambulance and police.

"When we arrived, we could see that one vehicle had been involved in the crash.

"We believe the car had mounted the pavement and hit a telecoms box and a lamppost before spinning around and crashing into a driveway where it came to rest.

You can call 101 quoting log number 11 of 7 September.