A MAN was taken to hospital with "life-threatening injuries" after a crash between a car and a pushbike this afternoon, Wednesday.

Emergency services were called to Warrington Road in Leigh near the junction at The Greyhound Hotel roundabout on the East Lancashire Road at around 2.40pm following a collision between a car and a pushbike.

A man in his 30s was taken to hospital with "life-threatening" injuries.

An air ambulance was sent to the scene as a precaution.

Road closures remain in place with traffic building in the area.