TWO women have been left with serious and life-threatening injuries following a three-vehicle, high-speed crash on the A31 at Four Marks on Sunday.

The incident happened around 6.30pm and involved a Mitsubishi Outlander, a Citroen C1, and a Jaguar XE.

The vehicles were travelling along the stretch of A31 before the start of the dual-carriageway at The Shrave when the crash happened.

All three emergency services were called to the scene and the road was closed for more than four hours.

The Citroen C1 had left the road and hit a tree, leaving a 66-year-old woman with life-threatening chest, abdominal and leg injuries. She was taken by road to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Southampton with the air ambulance team travelling with her.

A female, in her late teens, sustained suspected serious pelvic injuries and was also taken to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Southampton. She had got out of her vehicle and was lying by the side of the road.

The driver of the Mitsubishi Outlander, a 70-year-old man, and his 72-year old female passenger were trapped and had to be cut out by firefighters. The man’s injuries were minor but the woman had suffered serious injuries. They were taken to Southampton General Hospital’s accident and emergency department.

And the driver of the Jaguar XE, a 56-year-old man, suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service sent three engines from Alton, Alresford and Winchester, while South Central Ambulance Service fielded the air ambulance, four road ambulances, and two vehicles from the hazardous area response team.

Sergeant Andy Noble, of Hampshire Constabulary’s roads policing unit, said: “I am appealing for anyone with information about this incident to get in touch. A number of people have been seriously injured and the road was closed for more than four hours while we dealt with this incident.”

Anyone with information should call Hampshire Police on 101, quoting reference number 44170431554.