An accident occurred at approximately 6:30am this morning causing commuter chaos in Kennington. The accident occurred on Kennington Park Road (the A3) at the junction between Ravensdon Street and Kennington Park Place and appears to have been between two cars (a mini-style vehicle and a range-rover style vehicle). The collision looks to have been head-on and one witness reports seeing ten men removing the roof of the smaller vehicle to rescue one man from the wreckage. The injured man was reportedly not unconscious at the time of rescue, so we're hoping there have been no fatalities. The smaller car looked to have been entirely decimated, and large amounts of plastic/metal debris are strewn across the road and pavement.
Large sections of Kennington Park Road were closed off (between Braganza Street and Kennington Road), causing the surrounding roads to be flooded with traffic. The police expected the road to be closed for a couple of hours whilst the aftermath of the accident was cleared, and I noted about 15 police personnel at the scene.
Quite a few people seem to have googled the incident this morning looking for more details, as is always the case when there's a road accident. If you have more details eg. you witnessed the accident, or you know the outcome of any of the people involved in the accident, and wish to confirm their condition, feel free to leave a comment.
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