A man was taken to hospital after a Ford Fiesta lost control and flipped over in Rivington.

Fire crews were called to Sheep House Lane at 1.20pm on Saturday October 17, police and ambulance service also attended.

The road was closed for several hours while the scene was secured.

Watch manager McGann said: "At 1.20pm crews from Bolton Central and Darwen were called to Sheep House Lane at the junction with Belmont Road to a car that have been travelling from Belmont to Rivington.

"The car had lost control and had left the road and hit the embankment. It was such an angle that the car flipped over and rolled.

"There were three people in the car, all of them managed to get out of the vehicle although one of them was disorientated and concussed.

"When we arrived the police were already there and had put a police cordon in place.

"We made the vehicle, a Fiesta, safe and helped maintain the police cordon as there are a lot of high speed drivers on that road.

"We gave some initial first aid to a male until the ambulance arrived and they gave him some pain killers and took him to Royal Bolton Hospital.

"The car was left at the scene and the other two people in the car were allowed to go home.

"We stayed at the scene for approximately and hour and a half."

The North West Ambulance Service has been contacted for more information.