A CAR was flipped over onto its side during a crash in Alum Chine during rush hour on Friday morning.

Dorset Police received a call about a two vehicle crash at 8.09am, with a driver reported to be trapped inside one of the vehicles involved. The overturned vehicle was a silver Ford Focus.

Emergency services, including paramedics from the South Western Ambulance Service, rushed to the scene in Alumhurst Road, close to the junction of Mountbatten Road and Beaulieu Road.

Firefighters from Westbourne and Springbourne were also summoned with equipment to assist with extracting people from their vehicles.

A spokesperson for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue said they were called with reports of the crash at 8.12am.

The driver was successfully removed from the vehicle and was checked over by paramedics at the scene. She had fortunately suffered only slight injuries in the collision.

The road was blocked for some time while police examined the scene and waited for a recovery team to clear the vehicles and debris from the area.