A 20-YEAR-OLD man is in hospital after the car that he was driving crashed into a tree, flipped over and set on fire in Horwich.

The silver Vauxhall car also hit a parked car in Lever Park Avenue in the crash at 8.20pm last night.

The man is believed to have been left with a broken leg and lower back injuries, and was taken on a spinal board to the Royal Bolton Hospital.

Two passengers who were in the car at the time suffered injuries that are not thought to be serious.