A DRAMATIC image shows the moments after two cars crashed in morning traffic.

Another motorist came across the scene on Ombersley Way at around 9.40am this morning and said two police officers were directing traffic.

The photo shows significant damage to the cars which are blocking most of both lanes, with other vehicles having to drive around.

The crash is understood to have taken place near the junction with Ombersley Street.

"How an accident can happen there I don't know," said the witness. "All I saw was two coppers and the cars and they were directing traffic almost around it."

She said no recovery vehicle was at the scene and she couldn't see if anyone was in the cars.

More as we get it.