ONE person was taken to hospital after a crash on the A31 near Ringwood yesterday (August 26).

Emergency services, including police, ambulance, and fire, were called to Poulner Hill at around 6.10pm.

A vehicle ended up on its side, blocking one lane of the eastbound carriageway at Poulner Hill.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said the incident was reported to police at 6.12pm and involved two vehicles and there were "minor injuries.

The road was also blocked eastbound for a short time to help with recovery of the vehicles.

Fire crews from Ferndown, Redbridge and Ringwood were called to the scene and extricated one casualty who was taken to hospital by South Central Ambulance Service.

A spokesperson for South Central Ambulance Service added: "We were called at 18.09 yesterday evening (Wednesday, August 8) to a collision involving two vehicles on the A31 at Poulner Hill. 

"We sent to the scene an ambulance crew, Hazardous Area Response Team and ambulance officer who were assessing and treating two patients. 

"Just one patient was then taken to University Hospital Southampton."