Two people have been injured in a crash near Swindon which sparked a large emergency response and caused severe delays.

The crash took place on the A419 southbound near Blunsdon just after 7am on Saturday morning (July 6) after one vehicle is believed to have come off the wet road and hit a tree.

The incident caused severe traffic delays of more than 15 minutes and emergency services rushed to the scene.

One eyewitness told the Adver they saw three ambulances, seven police cars and two fire engines attend the crash.

The crash caused standstill traffic on the A419The crash caused standstill traffic on the A419 (Image: Sam Ruck) Commenting on social media, an eyewitness said: "It had already happened when I was on my way to work at 7.45am this morning. 

"Fire engines, ambulance and police cars were already there and traffic stopped."

"Car gone into a tree and traffic is starting to back up. I would go alternative ways," added another.

Wiltshire Police has now confirmed two people were injured in the crash.

"We responded to reports of a road traffic collision involving a single vehicle on the A419, near Blunsdon just after 7am this morning (Saturday)," said a spokesperson for Wiltshire Police.

"Two people suffered injuries not thought to be life-changing or life-threatening.

"No arrests have been made."

It remains unclear if the casualties were treated at the scene or taken to hospital.

We are awaiting further statements from the ambulance and fire services.