UPDATE: The road has now been reopened.

Bassett Avenue, near Glen Eyre Halls in Southampton has been closed after a serious collision involving five cars.

The collision happened this morning at around 8:45am. Bassett Avenue, which is a major road in Southampton is currently closed until further notice while police investigate the scene and the wreckage is cleared.

According to some reports, the driver of one of the cars lost control of their vehicle and collided with a car coming in the opposite direction.

All emergency services were called to the scene and it is believed that an elderly man has been taken to Southampton General Hospital.

The road between Chilworth roundabout and Winchester Road will remain closed until at least 11.15am.

The Wessex Scene will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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