A MAJOR road in Bolton was closed after a motorcyclist was hurt in a crash.

The biker suffered minor injuries in the accident, which involved a Toyota Corolla at about 4.20pm on Blackburn Road heading north, near the junction with Halliwell Road.

The incident involving the black and blue Yamaha led to the A666 being shut briefly while the emergency services attended, with traffic diverted down Waters Meeting Road.

Nobody was seriously hurt in the incident.