Nine children have been injured after a crash this afternoon involving an oil tanker in Chorleywood.

Emergency services including police and the East of England Ambulance Service are currently at the scene in Amersham Road.

A Herts Police spokesperson told the Watford Observer: “Police were called at around 3.44pm today to report a road traffic collision in Amersham Road, Chorleywood involving a black Citroen C4 and a white oil tanker.

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"Officers attended along with colleagues from the Ambulance Service.

“Nine children have sustained minor injuries.”

They added that the road remains closed, having previously warned it would be shut for “at least an hour” on social media.

Police later confirmed they believe three cars were involved in the collision, with none of the people involved taken to hospital. 

The third vehicle to be involved was a Ford Grand C-Max. 

Motorists have been urged to avoid the area. 

Herts Police confirmed this morning (October 26) that three adults were taken to hospital by paramedics with non-life-changing injuries, while the children were taken to hospital by their parents as a precaution.

Four of the children were in one vehicle with a woman, and five kids were in another with two adults, a spokesperson for the force confirmed.