POLICE are advising motorists to avoid the Beechmount Avenue area following a serious road smash.
Beechmount Avenue is closed and a total of 12 people have been injured, two of them seriously.
The accident happened after a number of vehicles ploughed into each other.
At least five vehicles – two of them local black taxis – were involved in the accident on Beechmount Avenue at its junction with the Falls Road.
Ten of the injured were taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital two suffered serious injuries.
Police and paramedics are at the scene.