A MAJOR Southampton road was closed this morning following a multi-vehicle accident.

Five cars were reportedly involved in the collision that happened on Bassett Avenue at 8.45am today.

According to initial reports the driver of a car apparently lost control of the vehicle and collided with a car coming in the opposite direction.

All emergency services were called to the scene and the road was closed whilst paramedics treated a casualty.

One man, believed to be elderly, was taken to Southampton General Hospital.

The road remained closed whilst police investigated the scene and the wreckage was cleared.

Daily Echo:

The road was reopened by 10.45am.