POLICE say a driver has been seriously injured in a crash in the New Forest.

The emergency services were called after a BMW travelling along the B3055 crashed into a railway bridge near Sway.

A police spokesman said: "The driver suffered serious injuries and has been taken to Southampton General Hospital.

"Closures were put in place on the junction with Tilebarn Lane, and on the staggered crossroads south of the Sway Lane junction."

Police and paramedics were called shortly after 12.15pm yesterday.

Posts on social media say the B3055 was closed in both directions following the crash, with police and an air ambulance at the scene.

One woman said: "My parents got caught up in it and had to do a U-turn. Didn't sound good."