The northwest lane of Rutland Drive near Bi-Lo is open again to traffic now that emergency crews have cleared a serious accident involving two vehicles.

Details of this accident are minimal at this time. One car was so badly damaged that crews had to cut off the roof to extract the driver. Both drivers were transported by ambulance.

The extent of the injuries sustained in this incident are unknown at this time.

The Aiken Standard will update the story as details become more readily available.