TWO people have been seriously injured by a car that struck pedestrians in a supermarket car park in Hampshire.

A total of three people were hurt in the incident, which occurred at the Tesco Extra store in Hamble Lane, Bursledon, at around 3pm today.

The accident is reported to have occurred outside the entrance to the store, in an area reserved for disabled shoppers.

Reports on social media say people were getting into a car when another vehicle "shot backwards", leaving one woman trapped under one of the  cars.

An air ambulance was sent to the scene to help paramedics and other health care professionals at the scene.

The injured were all taken to University Hospital Southampton.

A South Central Ambulance Service spokesperson said two of the casualties had suffered serious injuries.

They added: "We were called at 15:01 to Hamble Lane to reports a car had struck pedestrians. We sent three ambulance crews, two paramedic officers, BASICs, the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.

"They were assessing and treating three patients all of which have been taken to University Hospital Southampton by land ambulance.

"Two patients sustained serious injuries and one sustained non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision."

Earlier this evening a Hampshire police spokesman said: "We are currently at the scene of a serious collision at the car park next to Tesco in Hamble Lane, Bursledon.

"The car park has been partially closed while officers conduct enquiries. We will provide updates when we are in a position to do so."

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service was also called to the scene.

A spokesman said: "We were called to reports of a serious collision in the car park of a supermarket in Bursledon at 15:07 today and two fire engines from Hightown attended.

"Firefighters worked alongside police and ambulance colleagues and our crews have now left the scene."