A RUSH-HOUR crash at a busy junction in Wanstead caused travel chaos for commuters this morning.

One woman was taken to hospital with minor whiplash injuries after the car she was in smashed into another vehicle at the junction of Hermon Hill, New Wanstead and the High Street just before 8am.

The collision, between a grey Vauxhall Astra and a grey Peugeot 406, has been causing traffic jams in the area for the past two hours as police moved the wreckage, although these are expected to clear soon.

Both Hermon Hill and New Wanstead were partly closed but have since reopened.

No arrests have been made and the police said they would not be investigating further.

The wreckage of another blue car at the scene was not involved in the crash.

Police had been moving it from another incident elsewhere in the borough and decided to collect the Wanstead crashed cars on the way.