TWO people were rushed to hospital after a crash involving four vehicles on a major road.

Lancashire Police was called to a collision on Skipton Road (A56), in Colne at 7.44am today.

It involved two cars and two vans, according to a spokesperson for the force.

They described it as a "minor injury RTC".

North West Ambulance Service was also called to the scene.

A spokesperson said two people were taken to hospital, while two others were assessed and discharged at the scene.

The road was closed between its junctions with Oak Street and Regent Avenue for three hours.

Colne and West Craven Police said on its Facebook page at 8.21am: "Good Morning. Officers are currently dealing with an RTC on Skipton Road, Colne.

"The road is currently closed between junction of Oak Street and the junction of Regent Ave.

"Please avoid the area if possible and allow extra time for your journeys this morning."

This was causing congestion in the area.

The spokesperson for Lancashire Police said Skipton Road was still shut as of 9.36am but it reopened at 10.45am.

Colne and West Craven Police said: "Good morning. We earlier advised of a road closure on Skipton Road, Colne.

"We can now confirm the road has been reopened.

"Thank you for your patience whilst officers dealt."

Full statement from Lancashire Police

"We were called at 7:44am this morning to reports of a road traffic collision, 2 cars and 2 vans were involved.

"The road is currently still closed."