THREE people were taken to hospital after a head-on crash blocked the A361 at Semington on Thursday.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Services said the collision involved two vehicles but no-one was trapped.

The accident happened at 5.41pm just off the A361 near the Semington roundabout.

The A361 and High Street, Semington, were closed after a red Citroen Berlingo van and a blue Ford Zetec collided head on. Both vehicles were badly damaged.

A man, along with his son, were in the van. It is not known how badly they were hurt. The woman driver of the Ford Zetec was also injured.

The Wiltshire Air Ambulance was called to the scene but was not used, and all three people were taken to the Royal United Hospital, Bath, where they were treated.
The woman received treatment for severe whiplash and multiple severe bruising caused by her seatbelt and pressure from the car's airbag, which deployed and caused damage to the car, injuring her in the process. This week she was still having breathing difficulties as a result of her injuries, having been discharged from hospital later that night.

The condition of the man and boy hurt is not known, though it is understood the boy was also discharged from the RUH on Friday night after treatment for injuries caused by the seatbelt.

Police arranged for Wiltshire Council to attend the accident as the road was covered in oil, which meant it was closed for some time while it was made safe.

The fire crew from Trowbridge assisted with scene safety.