A THREE-VEHICLE collision just outside Dorchester caused the closure of the A35 this morning.

The collision occurred just west of the Monkey’s Jump roundabout shortly after 8am this morning.

One person was taken to hospital following the incident, which caused the closure of both carriageways, but a Dorset Police spokesman said it was not believed the injuries sustained were serious.

The road was reopened at around 8.30am as the vehicles were moved to the side of the road to await recovery, but traffic through the area remained slow.

The vehicles involved in the collision were a white Peugeot Partner van registered to a Slough company, a grey Peugeot 207 estate registered to a Bridport man and a white Vauxhall Vivaro panel van, also registered to a Bridport man.

Emergency services were also called to reports of a car that had left the road and turned upside down on the A356 between Maiden Newton and Frampton at around 7.20am.

A police spokesman said the blue Citroen C3 registered to a Dorchester woman was the only vehicle involved in the incident.

He said the South West Ambulance Service attended and one person was treated for minor injuries.