Three men hurt in crash

THREE men were hospitalised after a serious head-on crash in Bickershaw which caused a road to be closed.

Fire and ambulance services were called after an Abram bound Peugeot hatchback was in collision with a Leigh bound Vauxhall Zafira on a sharp corner on Bickershaw Lane just before the junction with Beacon Road.

Both cars were badly damaged in the crash. One man suffered a suspected broken ankle, and the other two complained of neck and chest pains.