Chiswick Bridge has been closed after a ‘serious’ traffic accident near Chalkers Corner on the A316.

Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service are at the scene and photos on Twitter show what looks to be a four car pile-up.

This has been confirmed by Transport for London (TfL). A spokesperson said the accident happened at around 11.20am.

Police said three people were injured. Two were treated at the scene while a third was taken to hospital with injuries which are not thought to be life threatening.

The road closure caused significant congestion in and around the area with police advising people to stay clear if possible.

TfL say the road reopened before 4pm, but warned traffic would remain heavy while the roads returned to normal.

We’ll bring you the updates when we get it.

Wrapping things up

With news that the A316 at Chiswick has reopened and the injury update in, it’s time to wrap up this blog.

Remember to read the full story here if you haven’t done so already.

We’ll bring you more news if and when we get it. Have a safe Saturday night


See the getwestlondon round-up on this afternoon’s collision, which a woman with non-life threatening injuries, and two others needing roadside treatment from paramedics

No arrests

An investigation into the cause of the collisions will take place, but at this very time police say no arrests have been made

More images of today's accident

All four vehicles involved in the accident can be seen in this image

More on the injuries

Police say two people were treated at the scene. A third, a woman, has been taken to hospital. Police describe her injuries as non-life threatening

Three people hurt

Police have issued a statement, and reveal three people were injured in the pile-up

TfL: Roads will return to normal, slowly

TfL spokesperson says the reopening of the A316 following the accident near Chalkers Corner will not mean an end to the congestion. He warned it will take time for the traffic to return to normal.

Waiting for news on those in the car

There is no news yet of what injuries, if any, those in the cars suffered. We’ll let you know when we her from London Ambulance Service

More from TfL

A spokesperson told getwestlondon that the accident happened at around 11.40am and was a four-car collision

Road reopened

We’ve just heard back from Transport for London, who tell us the road has now reopened

More images of accident on Twitter

This photo was taken by @groveparkman

The scene in Chiswick after the accident on the A316
The scene in Chiswick after the accident on the A316 (Image: @groveparkman)

Serious congestion

Word from TfL

Transport for London tweeted earlier in the day

Police comment

Chiswick Police have tweeted:

A316 closed after serious accident

Reports are reaching getwestlondon that Chiswick Bridge has been closed following an accident which police are describing as ‘serious’. We’ll bring you the latest news and updates when we have it.