ONE person was cut free from their car after a three-vehicle crash last night.

Emergency services were called to the incident on the A351 near Corfe Castle, which involved a Citroen Picasso, a Land Rover and a Nissan Note, Dorset Police said.

The road was closed between the B3075 Corfe Road at Stoborough and Soldiers Road in Norden.

Two fire crews from Swanage attended alongside police and ambulance personnel.

The occupants of two of the vehicles received minor injuries while the driver of the third vehicle had to be cut free by firefighters. This casualty was taken to hospital for treatment with serious injuries following the incident around 6pm last night.

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "We were called at 5.52pm yesterday, Wednesday, October 23, to a report of a three vehicle collision on the A351 between Furzebrook and the Halfway Inn.

"Emergency services attended the scene and the road was closed.

"The driver of the Citroen was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The road reopened at 9.10pm."