A MAJOR road has reopened after being closed for two hours following a five car smash.

Fire-fighters had to cut free a passenger from a Ford Fiesta following the accident on the westbound A 31 near Rufus Stone.

After being freed the person was treated at the scene while an air ambulance which had landed in a field by the road was stood down.

Two others were also injured during incident which happened at about 11am and involved the Ford Fiesta, a blue Ford Mondeo, a red Chrysler Cruiser, a grey Hyundai i10 classic and a green Volkswagen Sharan.

All three were taken by land ambulance to Southampton General Hospital.

The road was closed until 1.20pm and has caused severe tailbacks.

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