The demeanour of the police plus the evidence at first hand didn't leave much to the imagination. You've got to hope that nobody was indeed killed despite what it looks like, but also have some thought for the police themselves. Would you want to be the person confronting that scene of human misery and then having to deal with it?
I've already seen one moron on Twitter calling the police "stupid" because he doesn't like the way they are diverting the traffic as a result of the crash. Let's have a bit more respect both for the people involved in the incident and for the professionals who are doing their best in what must be appalling circumstances. When some of them get home tonight and shut the door behind them, I can't see how they're going to be able to switch off.
I've put a call into the local Police press office to get the details and will report them here on Tuesday. Check back then. Until then, be safe.
1700 UPDATE - The police have just given me this statement - which is very welcome news:
"London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service were called to two persons trapped - rd was closed at approx 08:38hrs. None of the casualties were believed to have life threatening or life changing injuries. Rd was re opened at 12:15hrs".