A LORRY was severely damaged in a collision on Friday afternoon.

The Shears Bros Transport lorry is reported to have collided with a tree at around 5pm as it travelled along Burnt House Lane from Bransgore to Ringwood.

A large amount of debris from the lorry and some wood from the tree was left in the carriageway as a result of the incident.

Motorists were forced to drive around the large vehicle navigating oncoming traffic along the small road.

Hampshire Police were called to the scene at 6.28pm.

A spokesman said that no one was injured in the collision.

The vehicle was later recovered.