Fire Crews Free Trapped Drivers in A31 Collision in Ringwood

fire crews free trapped drivers in a31 collision in ringwood

Two people this evening are recovering in hospital  after they had to be cut  free from their vehicle  following a Road traffic Collision on the A31 this afternoon.

Retained Fire  fighters from Ringwood, Burley and Fordingbridge were called to the scene just after 4.30pm  this afternoon following the two vehicle  collision on the northbound A31 just outside Ringwood.

A specialist  Rescue Support unit  based at Redbridge was also sent to the scene to free those trapped in car and a pick-up truck. Firefighters using specialist cutting equipment took the roof off both vehicles to reach two casualties with possible spinal injuries.
Once freed both patients were  treated at  the scene  by Paramedics from  South Central Ambulance  service. The drivers have since been  taken to Southampton General Hospital for further treatment.
One lane of the carriage way  remains closed on the Northbound  Carriage way  whilst a clear up and recovery operation takes place. It has been reported that traffic in the area is very slow with delays and with  Long tailbacks formed behind the incident.