Dorset

Five seriously hurt in two-car crash near Poole

A350 near Lytchett Matravers Image copyright Google
Image caption Five people are in hospital following the crash which closed the A350 overnight

Five people have been seriously injured in a two-car crash in Dorset.

The A350 near Poole was closed for eight hours overnight following the crash near Lytchett Matravers at about 23:45 GMT on Thursday.

One woman, aged 29, from Blandford, was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.

The other four casualties - two men and two women, all in their 20s - were taken to Poole Hospital. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The A350 Blandford Road North was closed between the Roundhouse roundabout on the A31 and Limberloss on the A350 until just before 07:45 on Friday.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the collision, which involved a blue Vauxhall Tigra and a blue Vauxhall Insignia.

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