POLICE, ambulance and firefighters were called when a car left the A338 Spur Road and ended up in a ditch early this morning.

Police were called at 5.30am to the scene 300 yards from of the Ashley Heath roundabout, on the northbound carriageway.

The driver of the Toyota Yaris was taken to Poole Hospital with facial and wrist injuries and knee pain. Fire crews attended because of leaking fuel.

Police said there had been some standing water on the road.