TWO people, including an elderly woman, have suffered serious injuries after the car they were travelling in overturned on the A303.  

The incident took place at about 12.40pm on Wednesday on the westbound carriageway between Solstice Park, and the Countess Roundabout.

According to police, a red Renault Megane was heading in the direction of Amesbury when it collided with the central barrier before returning to the road and ending up on its roof on the verge.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said that it is unknown why the car left the carriageway.

Following the incident three people, including a boy, were freed from the car by firefighters and taken to hospital.

The driver of the car, a 54-year-old man, suffered a serious back injury and was taken to Southampton Hospital.

His 79-year-old female passenger was also taken to Southampton Hospital after she suffered serious back and pelvic injuries.

Two other occupants of the car were taken to Salisbury District Hospital for shock and minor injuries.

Police are now appealing for information and would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the vehicle prior to the collision, or anyone who may have witnessed the collision and has not already spoken to police.

Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.