A MAJOR Hampshire road has reopened following a serious crash that led to a two-year-old boy being airlifted to hospital.

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

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

Emergency crews had been called to the scene at about 3.45pm yesterday. There are major delays in the area and the road 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 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.”