A PERSON was hospitalised after a collision involving two cars and a lorry on a major Leigh road.

Emergency services were called to the incident on Atherleigh Way, at the junction of Asda Supermarket, at around 10am on Monday, October 10.

Police, paramedics, and fire crews arrived at the scene of the three vehicle collision, where a passenger was taken to hospital.

Their injuries are currently unknown.

Leigh Journal: Fire service at the scene (Pic: Gregg Drake)Fire service at the scene (Pic: Gregg Drake) (Image: Gregg Lake)

Following the crash, traffic was reported to have been blocked in both directions on Atherleigh Way, with lengthy delays also caused on Kirkhall Lane.

This caused disruptions to public transport as buses were diverted on alternative routes to avoid the major bypass.

It took the emergency services around two hours to clear the scene and for traffic to ease.

A North West Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 10:19 to a RTC involving a lorry and two cars.

"We took one patient to hospital. Injuries are unknown."