A multi-vehicle accident closed a busy Southampton road at the height of Wednesday's morning rush-hour.

Three cars and a van were involved in the incident, which occurred in Onslow Road at its junctions with Cranbury Terrace and Cranbury Avenue.

Two of the vehicles involved - a blue Citroen C3 and a red Toyota Yaris - were badly damaged.

Police and a crew from nearby St Mary's fire station were called to the scene.

Daily Echo: Fire crews in Onslow RoadFire crews in Onslow Road (Image: Newsquest)

A short stretch of Onslow Road was closed in both directions, forcing drivers on their way to work to take alternative routes.

The road eventually reopened northbound, but closed again when a Ravenscroft vehicle arrived to recover the Citroen and the Toyota.

Daily Echo: The Citroen being recovered in Onslow RoadThe Citroen being recovered in Onslow Road (Image: Newsquest)

Southbound traffic was diverted down Cranbury Avenue throughout the incident.

A police spokesperson said: "We were called at 7.27am to reports of a collision involving three cars and a van on Cranbury Place. Minor injuries were reported."