A TWO-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital after a serious crash on a Hampshire road.

The A34 is closed in both directions near the Whitchurch junction following a crash between three cars and a caravan on the southbound carriageway.

The boy suffered head injuries and was flown by air ambulance to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Another person was airlifted to hospital while two others were taken to Southampton General Hospital by land ambulance.

Emergency crews were called to the scene at around 3.45pm. There are major delays in the area and the road is expected to be closed until around 10.30pm.

BASICS Hampshire doctors Lou Chan and Bruce Armstrong attended the scene to treat patients.

Dr Chan, a consultant in Basingstoke, said: "We were able to give analgaesia and do splints where they were needed - and we'll be following up."

The road is expected to be closed until 6am tomorrow as investigations continue.

The Highways Agency has issued the following advice to motorists travelling southbound: "All southbound traffic is advised to leave the A34 at the junction with the A343 and follow the solid triangle symbol via the A343 south towards Andover.

"Then take the A3093 southbound to join the A303 east. Follow the A303 eastbound to re-join the A34 at Bullington."