TWO men were sent to hospital after a serious crash on a Hampshire road.

Police rushed to the crash on Newgate Lane flyover at 7.28pm yesterday, August 2, after a Volkswagen Crafter collided with two cyclists.

The cyclists, a 19-year-old man and a 20-year-old man both from Paulsgrove, suffered serious injuries and were taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Officers have made a number of enquiries and are now turning to the public for help.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: "Were you on the road at the time? Perhaps you have dash-cam footage of either the collision or the moments leading up to it?

"We are also appealing for information on the identity of the driver.

"If you were driving a white Volkswagen Crafter on Newgate Lane at the relevant time, or you know someone who was, please contact us so we can establish the full circumstances of the collision.

"Please phone us on 101, with the reference 44200290626. Alternatively you can phone Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111."

Acting Sergeant Robin Tompkins said: “I have been to countless serious injury collision but last night’s incident has to be one of the worst I have seen in many years.

“I urge the driver to come forward and help us to establish the full circumstances of the collision.

“Due to the nature of the incident we are also concerned for the welfare of any witnesses, who may wish to seek support from our partner agencies.

“I wish to thank the public for their patience and understanding last night as Newgate Lane was closed for a number of hours to allow us to gather forensic evidence at the scene.”