ONE person was rushed to hospital following a two-car crash which blocked a major Hampshire road.

One of the vehicles involved in the accident ended up on its side, blocking one lane of the eastbound carriageway on the A31 at Poulner Hill, near Ringwood.

Crews from three fire stations - Ferndown, Redbridge and Ringwood, were called to the scene.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said one person has been taken to hospital by South Central Ambulance Service.

Photographs taken at the scene yestereday showed a vehicle on its side, with fire engines and an ambulance parked alongside.

A row of stationary cars occupied the outside lane, their path blocked by emergency service vehicles in the road ahead.

Other photographs showed the congestion caused by the accident.

Social media users said the crash caused a loud noise, similar to the sound made by a large object falling off a lorry.

One person said a car collided with another, resulting in one of the vehicles rolling over.

Passers-by reported seeing long skid marks on the road.

One person posted: "I heard it from Parsonage Barn Lane/Queensway. Sounded like something came off a lorry. Very loud."

Two cars are thought to have been involved in the incident. Recovery vehicles have now arrived at the scene.