Imperial Drive in North Harrow was blocked in both directions this morning following a collision involving two vehicles.
The collision caused significant disruption to traffic flow at the time of the incident, around 9:30am, with the road reopening at around 10:45am.
The affected bus routes included the H9 and H10, which were experiencing delays due to the road closure.
Eyewitnesses shared their accounts on the Harrow Online Group on Facebook, One individual recounted the presence of an air ambulance, which landed in West Harrow park. Paramedics were said to quickly disembark, carrying medical bags, before returning to the helicopter, which then took off again.
They later heard the sound of approaching ambulances near Whitmore Road.
Met Police statement on North Harrow collision
A spokesperson for Met Police told Harrow Online: “Just before 09:19hrs on Friday (14 July) officers responded to a two-vehicle collision in Imperial Drive, North Harrow. The road was closed for a short time to assist other emergency service colleagues.
“Two people have been taken to hospital with injuries which are not thought to be life threatening or life changing. The road has reopened.”
London Ambulance Service statement on North Harrow collision
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 9.17am today (14 July) to reports of a road traffic at the junction between Imperial Drive and the Ridgeway, North Harrow.
“We sent numerous resources to the scene, including three ambulance crews, an incident response officer and members of our hazardous area response team (HART). We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.
“Our first medics arrived in less than four minutes.
“We treated two patients at the scene. We took one patient to a major trauma centre and the other to a local hospital.”