I have, however, just received this statement from the Police which confirms that the incident, contrary to how this was written up by some elements of the media, was a suspected drink drive accident. Here's what the Police have told me:
"Police were called at approximately 08:00hrs on Monday 4th July to reports of a collision along Shepherds Bush Road near the junction with Brook Green, W6.
Officers, London Ambulance Service (LAS) and London Fire Brigade (LFB) attended the scene.
A female was cut from a vehicle and taken to a West London Hospital where her condition was described with non life changing injuries.
Road Closures were lifted at about 12:44hrs.
A male was arrested and taken to Hammersmith Police Station for drink drive and has been bailed."
The main point at this stage is the euphemism "non life changing injuries" - what that means to you and I is that they didn't have to amputate. Why they don't just say that I have no idea, but I hope this update helps.