A DRIVER reportedly fled the scene of a crash outside a pub in Poole.

Officers were called to Longfleet Road at 6.13pm on Saturday evening following the incident involving a BMW 520d and a Citroen C4 near the Shah of Persia.

A Dorset Police spokesman said: "It is reported that the driver of one of the vehicles fled the scene.

"Officers attended and carried out a search of the area for the driver. He was located a short time later on Ringwood Road and taken to hospital for treatment.

"The driver of a second vehicle sustained minor injuries.

"An investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances of the incident."