A taxi driver had to be cut out of his car following a two vehicle smash.
 
Sarfraz Hussain suffered shoulder injuries and bruising in the collision shortly after midnight.

The 28-year-old had picked up a female passenger from the Plough Pub just before the smash happened on Fielding Lane, Oswaldtwistle.

Police said the Toyota Avensis taxi and a Ford Fiesta collided at around 12.15am on Sunday, December 16.

Firefighters from Accrington were called and removed the Max Cabs taxi door to get the man out.

Max Cabs owner Talib Zaman said Sarfraz is still off work and the female passenger was left shaken but suffered no injuries.

He said: "Everyone is okay thankfully. I don't know how it happened but it was just an accident. Sarfraz had picked a woman up from the pub and then had to be cut out of his car after the accident. He has been with us for about two years and is off work at the moment until he feels better."

A spokesman for Hyndburn Fire Station said: "There was a road traffic collision involving two vehicles. One person was  released from vehicle using holmatro cutting and spreading equipment and there was lighting in use while that was done."

An ambulance service spokeswoman said the accident was believed to have been at low speed.

Witnesses said the cars looked like they could be write-offs.