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AN 86-YEAR-OLD woman knocked down in Blackburn is being treated for a fractured shoulder.

The collision, which is understood to have involved a red Volkswagen Golf, happened at the junction of East Park Road and Preston New Road, near Corporation Park.

Police officers were called to the scene at around 11.30am today by the ambulance service.

The road was closed to allow for accident investigation.

The woman has been taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital.