AN accident closed Forest Road in Walthamstow in both directions this morning (Tuesday).

The two-car crash at 9am between Woodstock Road and Hale End Road caused major delays as traffic was diverted through side streets.

A 39-year-old man who was trapped in a car was cut free by firefighters.

He was taken to hospital with neck and back injuries.

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

The road has now re-opened.