A Yamaha motorcycle and a Ford Focus taxi were involved in a collision at the junction of Dale Street and Chapel Street on Sunday (July 26).
The motorcyclist, an 18-year-old man, was found suffering with suspected leg and hip injuries once emergency services arrived at around 1.25am.
His 19-year-old passenger also suffered head and spinal injuries as a result of the crash. Both men were taken to hospital for treatment.
No arrests were made but police have appealed for any witnesses to come forward.
A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “We were called at around 1.25am yesterday (Sunday, July 26) to reports of a collision between a Yamaha motorcycle and a Ford Focus taxi at the junction of Dale Street and Chapel Street.
“The rider of the motorcycle – an 18-year-old man – suffered suspected leg and hip injuries.
“The passenger – a 19-year-old man – suffered head and spinal injuries.
“Both are being treated at hospital. No arrests were made.”
Anyone with information about the collision can contact police by calling 101, quoting log number 121 of July 26.
North West Ambulance Service has been approached for comment.