Uxbridge Road in Harrow is closed in both directions following a road traffic collision (RTC).
The incident occurred at approximately 5:19am at the junction with Bentley Way, resulting in the closure of the road segment at Stanmore.
Police have confirmed that the collision involved two cars and that a man has been taken to hospital. The driver of the other vehicle fled the scene.
The collision has had a significant impact on local traffic, affecting commuters and residents in the area. Commuters travelling on bus routes 340 and H12 have also been affected, as these services have been disrupted due to the road closure.
It is advised for motorists to seek alternate routes and plan their journeys accordingly to avoid the affected area.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 3.45am today (5 July) to reports of a road traffic collision at the junction between Uxbridge Road and The Chase, Stanmore.
“We sent an ambulance crew to the scene.
“We treated a man at the scene before taking him to hospital as a priority.”
Harrow Online also contacted Met Police who provided the following statement: “Police were called at approximately 03:45hrs on Wednesday, 5 July to reports of two cars in collision on Uxbridge Road, near the junction of The Chase, Stanmore.
“Officers and London Ambulance Service attended.
“The driver of one of the cars – a man (no further details) – was taken to hospital for treatment to injuries; his condition is not life-threatening.
“The occupant of the other car fled the scene prior to police arrival and enquiries are under way to locate them.
“Road closures remain in place.”
Anyone with information that could assist police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD692/5Jul.