AN ELDERLY couple had an amazing escape today after their car ploughed through a crash barrier on a busy roundabout and ended up down an embankment, just yards from one of Hampshire's busiest roads.

The couple needed treatment for minor injuries following the single vehicle collision on the Ashley Heath roundabout over the A31 on the Hampshire/Dorset border at 10.49 am.

Police and paramedics were called after the driver of a silver Nissan Almera, registered to a Poole woman, left the northbound carriageway One lane of the A31 below was closed off while the car was recovered.

A Dorset police spokesman said there had been no serious injuries.