Dear @JeremyClarkson the nasty crash you mention resulted in fatality. As lead Detective I require investigators to secure best evidence from a highly complex scene. It takes as long as necessary. We want roads moving but I hope you understand prioritise quality investigations! https://t.co/QlPrQUsfAG— Andy Cox (@SuptAndyCox) June 8, 2019 A spokesman said: “Detectives are appealing for information, dash-cam and phone footage after a man died when his car was involved in a collision with a convoy of vehicles that were travelling at high speed and suspected of racing along the A4.”Police were called at approximately 01:40hrs on Friday, 7 June to reports of a road traffic collision on the westbound carriageway of the A4 by the Hammersmith Flyover.”At this early stage it is believed three cars were involved in the collision. London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended. One man – aged in his 70s – was pronounced dead at the scene.”His partner, a woman aged in her 70s has been taken to hospital where she remains in a stable condition.”Three people, two men and a woman, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving.” Making reference to the incident, one police officer, who specialises in fatal road traffic collisions wrote on Twitter: “Well Jeremy, as much as I’d like to drive a banger through Borneo, & crash things into caravans or whatever it is you do; my job is finding out why the broom broom crashed & the people are crying. Tends to be complicated. Frustrating too, enough to make you want to punch someone.”Scotland Yard are still asking for witnesses to the accident to come forward with information. Jeremy Clarkson has come under fire after complaining about the length of time it took the police to reopen a road following a fatal car accident.The former Top Gear host, took to social media after he was held up in traffic following a crash in West London in the early hours of Friday morning.The horrifying smash occurred on the busy A4 in the Hammersmith amid claims that up to nine cars had been racing one another.A man in his 70s died in the collision and his partner, also in her 70s had to be rushed to hospital.Posting on Twitter the following day, Clarkson, who has regularly courted controversy, wrote: “Dear The Police, I know it was a nasty crash in Hammersmith last night but how can it take this long to reopen the road?”But the comment sparked anger among serving police officers whose job it is to deal with the aftermath of fatal road traffic accidents, as well as members of the public.One police officer hit back, posting: “Sorry you were delayed Jeremy Clarskon, perhaps you’d like to come with us and personally explain to the family of the deceased that we didn’t investigate the death of their loved one thoroughly because you wanted to get home? That their loss is a complete irrelevance to you? ” Clarkson presented the popular motoring show Top Gear from 2002 until 2013.His no holes barred style and politically incorrect behaviour divided opinion winning him a legion of fans, but also an army of critics.He was eventually sacked over an incident in which a producer claimed he had been punched during a row over catering. Dear The Police, I know it was a nasty crash in Hammersmith last night but how can it take this long to re-open the road?— Jeremy Clarkson (@JeremyClarkson) June 7, 2019 Detective Superintendent Andy Cox added: “Dear Jeremy Clarkson the nasty crash you mention resulted in a fatality. As lead Detective I require investigators to secure best evidence from a highly complex scene. It takes as long as necessary. We want roads moving but I hope you understand prioritise quality investigations.” Jeremy Clarkson as criticised by road traffic police A witness to the accident also replied: “I saw the fatal crash seconds after it happened and it was horrific. Bits of car and glass all down the A4. All evidence.”But Mr Clarkson responded: “I saw the fatal crash seconds after it happened and it was horrific. Bits of car and glass all down the A4. All evidence.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.