A BUSY road was closed after a crash involving an ambulance.

Police were called to Bradford Road, Farnworth at the junction with Green Lane at around 8.20am today. 

Officers closed the road because of the crash but the vehicles involved have since been cleared from the road and it has been reopened.

A police officer at the scene said an ambulance was driving down Green Lane from Great Lever to Farnworth on its way to an emergency. 

It went through a green traffic light at the junction with Bradford Road and the collision occurred with the car travelling south.

The car, a black Toyota Corolla, was being driven by a mother who was taking her daughter to school. 

The driver was considering taking herself to hospital and said the car was in a bad state and they are trying to get it recovered.

A NWAS spokesman confirmed one of their vehicles was involved in the collision and two people suffered minor injuries but neither of them went to hospital.

The ambulance was on its way to a 'low priority' fall and another vehicle was sent instead.

One person at the scene said the car has been 'written off' by the crash.

People are being urged to seek an alternative route as traffic backs up in the area.

Buses using the route are being forced to divert as a result of the crash.

The road is used by traffic travelling to Farnworth while work is carried out at Moses Gate.