TWO people were taken to hospital after a vehicle overturned in a crash and forced the A30 to partially close.

Emergency services were called after 2.10pm on Sunday, October 25, to a two-vehicle collision on the westbound carriageway of A30 Babylon Hill in Sherborne, near to the Somerset border.

Police officers shut the road for some time to allow debris to be cleared and recover vehicles from the carriageway.

Ambulance crews treated two occupants of the vehicles at the scene before transporting them to a nearby hospital.

A spokesperson for South Western Ambulance Service Trust said: “We were called on Sunday at 2.12pm about a collision on the A30 Babylon Hill near Yeovil. We treated and transported two patients to hospital by land.”

The crash caused severe delays for motorists travelling into Somerset, as drivers were forced to find alternative routes to bypass the partial road closure.

A spokeswoman for Dorset Police added one of the vehicles overturned in the collision, but the drivers were able to free themselves from their vehicles.

She said: “We were called at 2.14pm on Sunday to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Babylon Hill near Yeovil. It was reported that one of the vehicles was on its side.

“Officers attended, along with the ambulance and fire services. The local authority attended to clear debris on the road.

“There were no reports of any injuries. The road was closed to allow for recovery of the vehicles.”

A spokeswoman for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service added firefighters from Yeovil and Sherborne arrived to make the scene safe and assist with traffic.

She said: “There was a two-vehicle road traffic collision on the A30 near Babylon Hill at 2.15pm.

“Two crews attended from Yeovil and Sherborne. Nobody was trapped so firefighters made the vehicles and scene safe and also assisted with traffic management.”

She added firefighters left the scene at 3.22pm.