A woman has been hospitalised following a crash on the A3 this morning (Tuesday).

Two cars collided shortly after 8am on the southbound carriageway of the A3 Kingston By-Pass, between New Malden and Tolworth.

Paramedics were called just after 9am.

A woman in her 30s was taken to Kingston Hospital, but an ambulance spokeswoman said the extent of her injuries was unknown.

The crash caused long tailbacks, with some drivers reporting hour long travel times from Worcester Park to New Malden.

The road has now been cleared and traffic has returned to normal.