MOTORISTS have been urged to take extra care on Dorset's roads after 10 'crashes' in three hours.

Officers were first called to a two car crash on Canford Heath Road in Poole at 6.08am where a Skoda Octavia and a Renault Megane had collided.

The next incident took place on Blandford Road at 6.28am between a Ford Mondeo and a Vauxhall Mokka. One man was taken to hospital.

At 7.45am, another two car crash took place on Dunyeats Road in Broadstone, with police then called to a crash between a BMW and a shopping trolley in Cunningham Crescent, Bournemouth at 7.49am.

At 8.34am, a lorry collided with a telegraph pole on Wimborne Road in Bournemouth and a cyclist escaped serious injury in a crash with a Ford S-Max on Rothesay Road in Dorchester at 8.45am.

A Seat Ibiza and a Chevrolet Spark collided at Winterborne Abbas at 8.50am, and a man fell down the stairs of a moving bus near Poole's bus station at 8.54am.

A motorcyclist suffered minor cuts and bruising after a crash with a Ford Transit on Burton Road in Poole in 9.02am and police were then called to deal with a four car collision on the Wessex Way at 9.07am.