A DRIVER who was airlifted to hospital with life-threatening injuries after a crash near Gillingham is no longer in a critical condition.

At around 7.15pm on Sunday, Dorset Police officers were called to the incident on the B3092 New Road, involving a purple Mini Cooper convertible, with the roof down, and a silver Land Rover Discovery.

Police say the driver of the Mini Cooper was a 31-year-old man from Yeovil, and the Land Rover driver was a 42-year-old man from South Wiltshire.

The Mini driver was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

All the other people from both vehicles were taken to Yeovil District Hospital as a precaution.

A Dorset Police spokesperson said: "The driver is described as no longer in a critical condition.

"The investigation into the collision remains ongoing and anyone with relevant information or dashcam footage is asked to contact Dorset Police at dorset.police.uk, via email SCIT@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 21:387."