SOMERFORD Road in Christchurch was closed after a crash involving a car and a motorbike this afternoon.

Police were called to reports of the collision near Cookes Furniture at 1.23pm.

The ambulance service is also in attendance.

A Dorset Police spokesperson said: "We were called at 1.23pm to reports of an RTC by Cookes Furniture in Somerford Road, Christchurch.

"The incident involves a car and a motorcycle. Ambulance are at the scene.

"We have closed the road at the junction with Airfield Way."

A South Western Ambulance spokesperson said: "We were called at 1.20pm about a road traffic incident, reportedly involving a moped and a car.

"Our ambulance crew are treating one patient at the scene."

One person, understood to be the biker, has been taken to Poole Hospital with minor injuries.

The road reopened around 4.10pm.