A PEDESTRIAN was taken to hospital following a crash with a van which closed the road.

Blandford Road in Poole was closed on Thursday afternoon while emergency services dealt with the incident.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: “Dorset Police received a report at 3.20pm on Thursday, January 13 of a collision involving a van and a pedestrian on Blandford Road in Poole.

“Officers attended with the ambulance service. The road was closed to allow emergency services to deal with the incident. The road reopened at around 4.50pm.

“The pedestrian was taken to hospital for treatment.”

The injuries were not believed to be serious.