A WOMAN was rescued from her car after a serious crash involving a suspected drink driver.

The two car collision happened last night on the B2177, Winchester Road, near to the village of Lower Upham - close to Marwell Zoo.

Police, firefighters and paramedics all attended the crash, involving a Vauxhall Corsa and Vauxhall Insignia.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Fire and Rescue said crews from Eastleigh and Bishops Waltham were called to the scene around 7pm last night.

The spokesperson said a woman was extricated from a vehicle and handed over to South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS).

A spokesperson for SCAS said: "One of our paramedics in a rapid response vehicle en route to another incident came across this collision and informed our control room at 6.54pm that he was stopping to assist due to its severity.

"He reported that it was a two car, high speed collision and both drivers – one male and one female – were trapped in their vehicles.

"We subsequently sent two ambulances, a paramedic team leader in a rapid response vehicle and the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance to the scene."

He added: "The fire service freed both drivers; the male had sustained minor injuries, the female serious injuries (but not thought to be immediately life-threatening).

"Both were treated initially at the scene before being taken by road to University Hospital Southampton."

A driver of the Corsa, a 26-year-old man from Eastleigh, was arrested at the scene but subsequently taken to hospital.

The driver of the Insignia, a woman in her 50s, was taken to Southampton General Hospital with a hand injury.

The crash happened close to another collision on the same road, near to Marwell Zoo, earlier this month.

Cory Martin, 27, from the Boyatt Wood area of Eastleigh, was driving the Renault when he was involved in a collision with an Alfa Romeo.

He died at the scene.

The Alfa Romeo driver, a 23-year-old man from Curdridge, was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment to potentially life-changing injuries.