A woman was airlifted to hospital after a serious crash between a car and a coach. 

The incident happened on the A3066 between Beaminster and Mosterton yesterday (Thursday). 

It was reported yesterday that she had life-threatening injuries, but police this morning said she is now is a 'serious but stable' condition.

A red Peugeot 106 collided with the front of the single-decker Volvo coach as it exited a bend in the road near Beaminster Tunnel.

An air ambulance was called to the scene along with fire crews from Beaminster, Bridport, Crewkerne and Yeovil.

Firefighters had to cut off the roof of the car. 

The driver of the Peugeot, a local woman, has 'life threatening' injuries, and was airlifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

The coach driver was uninjured but was treated in hospital for shock.  

No passengers were on the coach at the time.  

Police tape has been put up across the road just north of the Beaminster Tunnel. 

The A3066 was closed between Whetley Cross and Bridport while officers, paramedics and firefighters dealt with the incident. 

The road reopened at 5pm. 

A spokesman for South Western Ambulance service said: "We received a call at 9:01am to reports of a two vehicle road traffic collision.

"There are two casualites, one male and one female.

"We attended with two ambulances and two rapid response vehicles.

"The male casualty has been taken to Southmead Hospital in Bristol for treatment."

A spokesman for Dorset Police said: "We were called at 8:54am to reports of a collision between a car and a coach.

"This was approximately one mile north of Beaminster towards Mosterton.

"An air ambulance is on scene.

"The woman's injuries are described as life threatening."

Police were on scene to direct traffic. 

#TravelDorsetAlert: Mosterton: A3066 northbound closed due to a serious collision between Beaminster Tunnel and the B3164.

Police Sergeant Jon Wren, of the traffic unit, said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle immediately before the incident to please contact Dorset Police.

“I would like to thank motorists and residents for their patience during the road closures which are necessary to allow us to establish what happened today.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 18:74.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.