TWO paramedics were taken to hospital with serious injuries after a crash in which their ambulance smashed into a building.

Police say the crash involved an ambulance and a car and took place near to the junction of Lymington Road and Brookley Road in Brockenhurst.

Officers say the ambulance then crashed into nearby shop, Boost Bike Hub.

South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) say two paramedics sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries and were taken to University Hospital Southampton.

The female car driver had sustained minor injuries and was also taken to hospital.

Police say the crash took place last night around 7.15pm.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: "We were called at 7.14pm to reports of a collision on Brookley Road, Brockenhurst involving a car and an ambulance.

"The ambulance was also in collision with the cycle shop.

"Three people were injured; two from the ambulance and one from the car.

"The road was closed while officers attended.

"Enquiries are ongoing."

Officers say a 39-year-old woman was later arrested on suspicion of drink-driving after another car crashed into a police car at the scene at around 10pm.

Police say the woman, from New Milton, was not involved in the original collision.