TWO young people were taken to hospital after being badly injured in a car crash.

A teenage boy and girl were taken to Bolton Hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning after a car crash in Red Lane, Breightmet. The pair were passengers in a car involved in a collision. The boy was left with back and stomach injuries, while the girl suffered a head injury after the accident just outside of Red Lane Primary School.

A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service said: "We received a call at 11.47pm, it was a collision involving two vehicles. We had two patients taken to hospital, a male and a female.

"The man had a back injury and the female had a head injury.

"It wasn't major trauma but we did let the hospital know we were coming."

The spokesman added: "The male was in his late teens, he was conscious and breathing."

The mother of the 16-year-old girl involved in the accident says she received a terrifying call from police. She said: "I got a phone call at 10 past midnight. My daughter was unconscious, didn't even know her name when she came round. She was in the ambulance covered in blood. Luckily none of her injuries are internal."

The mother says that her daughter is still suffering pain from the crash. The mother, who lives in Farnworth, said: "My daughter is still badly bruised."

The Bolton News has approached Greater Manchester Police for comment.