An air ambulance paramedic leapt into action to help at the scene of a crash he came across in his car.

The two-vehicle crash happened at the A35 Lyme Regis-Charmouth roundabout near Wood Farm Caravan Park yesterday morning.

Firefighters from Bridport and Axminster stations attended to make the scene safe and assist with casualty care.

It is not thought anyone was seriously injured.

Police said they were alerted by the ambulance service at 10.35am to a two vehicle collision. The vehicles involved were a Volkswagen Golf registered to a local keeper and a Mercedes A180 registered to a Wiltshire motorist.

One person was taken to hospital as a precaution. Other occupants were described as 'walking wounded' who were treated by paramedics.

A spokesman for Bridport Fire Station said: "At approximately 10.45am one appliance from Bridport and one appliance from Axminster were mobilised to a two vehicle road traffic collision on the A35 Charmouth/Lyme Regis roundabout.

"One casualty was complaining of slight neck and back pain. As a precautionary measure an ambulance was requested to attend and the casualty was left in their expert hands. The police also attended.

"Thanks goes to the air ambulance paramedic who just happened to be passing in his car when this accident happened and stopped to assist."

The crash was cleared up at just before 1pm.