A WOMAN was taken to hospital with serious injuries yesterday on a day that saw a spate of crashes take place across Dorset.

Officers were called to the incident New Road in West Parley at 10.55am and the road was closed.

A Dorset Police spokesperson confirmed that the pedestrian’s injuries are not life-threatening.

The crash involved a green Land Rover Discovery which was recovered from the scene.

South Western Ambulance Service said they were called to attend the collision at 10.48am.

They attended with two ambulances and a critical care team.

A spokesperson said one patient has been taken to hospital for further treatment.

The police spokesperson said officers left the scene at 1.10pm.

A woman was also taken to hospital after an Audi overturned in a residential road in Poole.

Police were called to reports of a single vehicle crash in Alexandra Road, Parkstone, at 12.25pm.

The woman was reported to be trapped and had to be freed by firefighters from Westbourne and Redhill fire stations.

South Western Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 12:17 to reports of a road traffic collision, reportedly involving one car.

“We attended with an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and an operations officer.

“One patient has been taken to hospital for further treatment.”

The local authority was requested to attend the scene, which was just outside the Alexandra House care home.

A recovery truck was also called and removed the vehicle from the area after it had sustained significant to its bodywork.

In September, an Audi became lodged on top of a bollard nearby to the crash that took place yesterday afternoon.

Following the incident, residents complained about conditions in Alexandra Road.

One resident said: “It’s time Alexandra Road was shut half way along as is used as a rat run with total disregard for the speed limit.”

Three men fled the scene of a crash involving a stolen van and a car which left one man seriously injured.

The crash involving a yellow Mercedes Sprinter van and a silver Vauxhall Corsa occurred in Holdenhurst Road near Springbourne Fire Station at around 7.10am on Monday morning.

Police said it was reported the three occupants of the van remained at the scene for a short time after the crash before making off in the direction of Kings Park. The driver of the Vauxhall, a Bournemouth man aged in his 30s, was taken to hospital for injuries that were believed to be serious but not life threatening.

Police said the van was subsequently reported as having been stolen from an address in Christchurch.

Emergency services attended the incident and road closures were put in place.

The road was reopened at around 9.15am.

Police are now appealing for witnesses and anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

Meanwhile, a car and a bus were involved in a crash in Blandford Road at Upton with police called to the scene at 12.55pm.

There were no reports of any serious injuries and recovery was arranged.

The road was partially closed during the incident and police left the scene at 2.15pm.