A CAR smashed into the Lidl supermarket in Farnworth this morning after the driver had fallen ill at the wheel.

At about 7.45am a silver Vauxhall Vectra ploughed into the side wall of the supermarket's car park in Albert Road.

It is understood that the driver, a man in his 40s, who has since been taken to the Royal Bolton Hospital, had fallen ill at the wheel prior to the accident.

A North West Ambulance Service spokesman said: "At about 7.40am we received a call and send a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance to Albert Road.

"We took a male, in his 40s, to the Royal Bolton Hospital."

Police are not treating the incident as suspicious.