Lorry crash closes A35 after Bere Regis

A lorry crashed into a tree, resulting in a stretch of road being closed in Dorset.

The white box van lorry hit a tree on the A35 at Bere Regis near to the Shell garage roundabout shortly before 04:20 BST.

The driver was taken to hospital with serious leg injuries, Dorset Police said.

The road was closed for 10 hours in both directions between Bere Regis and Woodbury Cross.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

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