Three people have been hurt in an east London car crash involving multiple vehicles, according to emergency services.

London Ambulance Service (LAS) was called at 2.05pm today (July 17) to reports of a road traffic collision between three cars on The Ridgeway in Chingford.

An image from the scene shows emergency crews attending to a car on its side.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene, including two ambulance crews and members of our Hazardous Area Response Team," an LAS spokesperson said.

“We treated three people at the scene before taking them to hospital.”

A woman was rescued after being trapped in one of the vehicles. She was taken to hospital by LAS crews, an LFB spokesperson said.

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A detour was put into operation on The Ridgeway in both directions, according to the AA.

Motorists were asked to avoid the area to help avoid a heavy build up in traffic.

The road remains closed and a cordon is in place between Endlebury Road and College Gardens on The Ridgeway.

The cause of the incident is unknown at this time.