THE A35 Iford Bridge was closed both ways after a crash.

The collision, involving a car and a cyclist, happened next to Dolphin Motorhomes.

Police were diverting traffic, which was queuing along Barrack Road towards Christchurch and Castle Lane East towards Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Officers shut the road at around 6.10pm, and it was re-opened at around 6.40pm.

The cyclist has suffered injuries in the crash, although it is not known how serious they are.

The driver of the car, a black Nissan Qashqai, is not believed to be injured.

Fire crews were called to the crash by police, who helped paramedics and made the scene safe.

Nobody was trapped in the car, a fire service spokesperson added.