A BUSY main road in the New Forest closed this afternoon after a road smash.

The B3054 Beaulieu Road near Norris Hill was shut in both directions after two cars crashed.

A Honda Jazz and Audi A8 were in collision close by in Palace Lane outside Monkswell House at 3.10pm.

All three emergency services are helped two casualties who are suffering minor injuries.

Crews from Beaulieu and Hythe fire stations used cutting gear to free a trapped motorist.

One needed hospital treatment and was taken to Southampton General Hospital by ambulance.

It reopened nearly two hours later.