A car has rolled onto its roof resulting in the closure of Smallbrook Lane in both directions this evening (Friday).
The incident has occurred close to the humpback bridge between Ashey Road and Great Preston Road.
Police are in attendance and have closed the road.
UPDATE @ 17:40 – The driver of the Ford has fled the scene, Island Echo is told. Police arrived on scene to find the vehicle abandoned and in a damaged state.
The vehicle has come to rest on its roof after crashing into a small tree.
The road remains closed whilst recovery is arranged.
UPDATE @ 18:20 – Police have confirmed that the suspected driver of the vehicle is currently assisting officers with their enquiries in relation to both the manner of the driving and other road traffic offences.
Island Echo understands that the National Police Air Service helicopter from Bournemouth was called in but was stood down prior to arrival.