4 people sent to hospital after serious collision in east London on Wednesday

Four people have been taken to hospital after a serious vehicle collision near Highbury Ave. and Hamilton Rd. shortly after midnight Wednesday morning.

Emergency crews responded to the area around 12:20 a.m., police said. The severity of the injuries was not disclosed.

Police closed Highbury Ave. and Hamilton Rd. in all directions while the London Police Traffic Management Unit investigates the collision. The southbound merge lane on Hamilton Rd. from Highbury Ave. is also closed.

Police are asking motorists to avoid the area.

Anyone with related information can call the London Police Department at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information may also be submitted online anonymously to Crime Stoppers London Elgin Middlesex.