THE air ambulance has been called to the A59 near Gisburn this afternoon after two vehicles were involved in a crash.

The emergency services were called to the scene near the Burnley Road junction shortly after 1.30pm which left a van on its side.

Both carriageways on the A59 were closed due to the accident but the northbound section is now partially open with traffic passing through to Gisburn.

A VW Polo was smashed on one side.

The Police have warned drivers to avoid the area.