UPDATE: A driver has been arrested and is under investigation. Police are appealing for witnesses

EMERGENCY services were called to a serious road traffic collision on the Black Dam roundabout in Basingstoke on Friday night at rush hour.

The accident happened shortly after 6.15pm on the A339 northbound between junction 6 of the M3.

Witnesses reported heavy traffic in the area for up to two hours after the accident. 

One driver said: "It looked like a number of people were involved. There are three fire engines at the scene and three police motorbikes."

PC James Hall, of the roads policing unit, said: "We are appealing for witnesses after a two-vehicle collision.

"Minor injuries were sustained. One of the drivers has been arrested and is under investigation.

"It was a busy time of day when the incident happened. We are appealing for witnesses to make contact with us by calling the 101 number, quoting crime reference number 44190355035." 

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