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A car which left the road and smashed into railings on Friday morning (December 15) has forced the closure of the northbound A4209 Lancaster Terrace.

Police have closed the one-way road after the car crashed into the railings by the Rose Hill Hotel, near Lancaster Gate station.

The crash happened between the A402 Bayswater Road and Gloucester Terrace at around 6am.

Traffic is currently coping well but some bus routes have been affected.

We will be bringing you all the latest updates on this live blog.

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Lancaster Terrace fully reopened

Lancaster Terrace has now fully reopened after a car left the road and crashed into barriers at 5.08am today.

A crane attended the incident to pull out the car that was stuck between railings and a building.

There were no reported injuries.

Metropolitan Police confirmed the driver of the vehicle was arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

He is currently being held at a west London police station.

Lancaster Terrace remains closed

A spokesman from Westminster council said: “The road is currently closed and will not reopen until the police deem it safe. In the meantime we will be providing any support the police require to address the situation.”

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Crane at scene of crash to pull car out

A crane is at the scene of the Lancaster Terrace crash to extract a car that crashed into the railings at around 5am on Friday morning, according to our traffic reporting system Inrix.

Image shows car crashed into railings

TfL tweeted an image of the car crashed into railings near Lancaster Gate.

Driver of crashed car arrested on suspicion of drink driving

Metropolitan Police confirmed that a man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after the car he was driving reportedly veered off the road and crashed into railings in A402 Lancaster Terrace at the junction of Bayswater Road at 5.08 on Friday morning (December 15).

The Met confirmed that there were no reported injuries and the man arrested has been taken to a west London police station where he is being held.

Picture of collision

A picture released by Transport for London shows the car after it smashed into the railings, near Lancaster Gate station.

A spokesman said: “A402 Lancaster Terrace at the junction of Bayswater Rd- the road is closed due to a collision. Expect delays.”

The car smashed into the railings by the Rose Hill Hotel
The car smashed into the railings by the Rose Hill Hotel (Image: TfL)

The affected area

Affected bus routes

Bus routes 46 and 274 have been affected by the crash and are currently being diverted.

Lancaster Gate collision

Good morning! Following an accident this morning, the A4209 Lancaster Terrace northbound is closed.

A car left the road between A402 Bayswater (Lancaster Gate station) and Gloucester Terrace and smashed into railings at around 6am.

Police have closed the one-way road but traffic is reportedly coping well.

We’ll be bringing you all the latest updates on this as we get them.