A TODDLER has miraculously escaped unhurt after a two-car crash in which her mother and another woman were both injured.

The two-year-old girl is said to have been found sitting unscathed in her baby seat in the back of a Ford Mondeo - one of the vehicles involved in the smash.

It happened on the A337 at Everton, near Lymington, at its junction with the B3058 Milford road.

According to reports, the toddler was placed in a pushchair and reunited with her father, who rushed to the scene after being told about the collision.

Fire crews from Beaulieu, Lymington and New Milton attended the accident along with two ambulances.

Firefighters removed the roof of the Mondeo, enabling the two women to be freed from the wreckage. They were placed on body boards and taken to Southampton General Hospital.

Police took the little girl and her father to the same hospital to make sure she was uninjured.

The Mondeo was badly damaged in the collision but a South Central Ambulance Service spokesperson described the condition of the two women as "non-life threatening".

One of the women is reported to have suffered a head injury in the accident while the other is thought to have hurt her back.

The driver of the other car, a blue Vauxhall is not thought to have been injured in the accident, which left the road blocked for several hours.

Traffic heading towards New Milton was diverted via Milford while the emergency services dealt with the incident.

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said firefighters were called to the scene just after 9.30am.

She said two women trapped in one of the cars were taken to hospital after firefighters removed the vehicle's roof.

The spokesperson added that a two-and-a-half-year-old child was also taken to hospital but only as a precaution.

The stop message came in at 10.53am.