A MAN was trapped in his car and then taken to hospital, following a crash involving two vehicles.

This was the fourth car crash in four days in and around the Blackmore Vale area.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Spread Eagle Hill, near Melbury Abbas, at around 2.55pm on Tuesday.

Dorset Police said: "Officers attended along with the ambulance service and road closures were put in place. The fire service also attended following reports one man was trapped in their vehicle but he was safely removed by the ambulance service."

The man was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries that were not believed to be life-changing or life-threatening.

The vehicles were recovered and the local authority attended to deal with fuel on the road.

The road which was closed, Higher Shaftebury Road between the Compton Abbas Airfield junction and the Ashmore Crossroads, was reopened at around 6.20pm.

This was the fourth incident in a string of car crashes this week:

On Saturday, November 14, a man was taken to hospital after a double crash, during which his car struck a tree and he was later hit by another vehicle.

On Sunday a car flipped on to its roof on the A357 near Fiddleford.

On Monday a man died following a serious crash on the A30 near Tisbury, with four more taken to hospital.