EMERGENCY services responded to a crash in Hazlemere earlier this afternoon.

Drivers experienced traffic disruptions as police partially closed the A404 road in Hazlemere at the crossroads this afternoon. 

Eyewitnesses saw police, ambulances and fire crews at the scene at around 3pm today (January 4).

A passer-by said a car 'crashed into a lamppost'.

Bucks Free Press: Lamppost crashed into

A Highways maintenance worker arrived to cut down the lamppost at around 4:30pm, temporarily blocking the road before the operation concluded at 5pm.  

An employee at R.S. Troutt & Co. Butchers claimed he saw "an elderly lady with two passengers driving along Penn Road" who "swerved to dodge another car coming from Holmer Green Road and looked like she was going to crash into the butcher shop but then turned again and hit the lamppost instead". 

He said multiple emergency services were at the scene, with two fire engines, a police van, three cars and two ambulances all departing at around 3:40pm.

Adding: "People were standing just outside the shop and there was a car parked up nearby - it could have been quite bad for them if that lamppost wasn't there. I thought I was going to become a drive-thru butchers!"

Bucks Free Press:

Jo Fuge, who witnessed the incident take place, said: "It must have happened at about 2:40pm this afternoon - the car was coming from Beaconsfield direction and was attempting to cross the roundabout to Holmer Green Road.

"It hit a signpost which caused it to collapse and split the front of the car bumper in half.

"There was damage to the front of the car and the airbags went off. There wasn't any other car involved and an elderly couple was talking to police and paramedics but it is unclear if they were in the car that crashed."

Thames Valley Police confirmed no arrests have been made.