Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Woman dies after A35 New Forest crash

A woman involved in a head-on crash on the A35 in Hampshire's New Forest has died in hospital.

The 38-year-old was driving a Renault flat-bed van which collided with a VW Transporter near the Holmsley Tea Rooms junction on Sunday evening.

Police said they believed the van crossed over the centre line and crashed into the VW travelling southbound.

A man and two boys in the Renault and two adults in the VW were also hurt.

The woman, who has not yet been named by police, died in Southampton General Hosptial on Monday afternoon.

Vet called

One of the boys, aged 10, suffered a serious head injury, which is not thought to be life-threatening, police said.

The other boy in the Renault, aged seven, and the man, 40, both suffered cuts and bruises but were not seriously injured.

A 44-year-old woman from Pennington, who was driving the VW, suffered a serious leg injury and had to be freed from her vehicle by fire crews, while her 43-year-old male passenger sustained minor injuries.

A vet also attended the scene to treat a dog which was in the VW.

The road was closed for six hours while police investigated. They have appealed for witnesses.

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