TWO men accused of racing each other in Blackburn Road have been found guilty of dangerous driving.

Ibrar Hussain and cousin Sabtain Hussain had both denied dangerous driving after a crash in the early hours of August 4, which left a 15-year-old passenger with a broken jaw and a spleen injury.

Ibrar, aged 27, was driving a Mercedes which crashed into an Audi Q7 turning right into Blackbank Street at about 1.30am.

He told the court that he had gone to pick up his cousin from the Madina Mosque in St George’s Street as it was during the month of Ramadhan.

Ibrar said he lost the consciousness after the crash, in which his teenage cousin, who was in the passenger seat, was hurt.

Sabtain, aged 22, was reportedly seen by eye-witnesses in another Audi car racing Ibrar.

Ibrar told the court he had been at home with family earlier in the evening after breaking his fast. His cousin had called the house asking to be collected.

Both Ibrar, of Chorley Old Road and Sabtain, of Maplewood Gardens, will return to court to be sentenced on November 11.