TWO people taken to hospital by ambulance and more than 220 homes in the Warminster area were blacked out following two crashes on the Westbury Road and the B3414 on Saturday morning.

The first accident happened just after 8am in Westbury Road. It is understood two vehicles were involved.

The crash closed the Westbury Road between Warminster and Bishopstrow in both directions.

The second crash was on the B3414 Boreham Road when a driver hit an electricity telegraph pole.

It is understood that power lines were brought down, causing disruption to electricity services to more than 220 homes in the local area.

Scottish & Southern Electricity confirmed there was a power cut in the area because of “third party damage”. The power was finally restored in mid-afternoon.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said two fire and rescue crews from Warminster and one from Frome attended the first incident.

One person was released by hydraulic cutting equipment after being trapped in their vehicle.

A South Western Ambulance Service spokesman said they sent three ambulances and two rapid response vehicles to the crash.

He added: “Two patients were taken to hospital. One patient was taken to Salisbury District Hospital with reports of a neck injury and another patient was taken to the Royal United Hospital.”