Man arrested after three taken to hospital after overnight car crash in Bow

Three men were taken to hospital after two cars collided during the night on Old Ford Road in Bow.

Police closed the road following the crash, which happened on the junction with Peel Grove, at around 1.10am today. The road was not reopened until 7am this morning, according to police.

A police spokesman said a BMW and an Audi collided leaving one of the cars turned upside down. The road was not reopened until 7am the following morning, according to police.

A man was arrested on suspicious of driving.

A police spokesman said one of the men had to be freed from one the cars involved.

The three injured were taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. A man is still being treated for back injuries, which it is understood could be life-changing. The two other men have been discharged from hospital with minor injuries.