A DRIVER was taken to hospital with minor injuries after a collision in the New Forest.

The emergency services were called at around 2.16am today following the single vehicle collision on the A31 westbound near Minstead.

South Central Ambulance Service sent an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, and its hazardous area response team.

A patient was then taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.

The road was clear by around 5am.