Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Six people injured in crash on A35 in the New Forest

A woman is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after a head-on crash in Hampshire on Sunday night.

She was driving a Renault van which collided with a VW Transporter near the Holmsley Tea Rooms junction on the A35, New Forest, just after 2000 BST.

Police said the van crossed over the centre line and crashed into the VW travelling southbound.

The woman, 38, of Southampton, had to be cut free. Five other people were hurt and all were taken to hospital.

Dog injured

A 10-year-old boy who was in the van suffered a serious, but not life-threatening, head injury.

The other two passengers, a 40-year-old man and seven-year-old boy, suffered cuts and bruises.

The woman driving the VW suffered a serious leg injury and also had to be freed from her vehicle by fire crews, while her passenger sustained minor injuries.

A vet also attended the scene to treat a dog which was in the VW and was injured in the crash.

The road was closed for six hours while police investigated. They have appealed for witnesses.

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