A woman was airlifted to hospital after suffering life-threatening injuries in a three-car crash on Monday.

The woman, in her 60s, was one of several people involving a child involved in the crash on the A3102 at around 2.45pm on Monday, February 26.

A Vauxhall Zafira, Dacio Sandero and a Nissan Juke were involved in the crash, between Calne and the A342 junction.

Three ambulances and a Great Western Air Ambulance were immediately sent to the scene, and Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service and Wiltshire Police were also in attendance.

"Two fire crews attended, from Calne and Chippenham, and one female casualty was released from her vehicle into the care of the ambulance service. Our stop was at 3.34pm," said a spokesperson for the fire service.

The driver of the Dacia, a woman in her 60s from Melksham, was taken by air ambulance to Southmead Hospital where she remains with life-threatening injuries.

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: The crash took place on this stretch of road.The crash took place on this stretch of road. (Image: Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue)

A child who was a passenger in the Vauxhall was also taken by ambulance to the Royal United Hospital with minor injuries.

The road between Calne and Sandy Lane remained closed on Monday while investigators attended the scene, but was reopened at 1am on Tuesday, February 27.

"Any witnesses to the collision, or anyone who may have dash cam footage, should call the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 01225 694597 and quote log number 173 of February 26," said a spokesperson for Wiltshire Police.