Man taken to Homerton Hospital after collision in Stoke Newington

A man had to be cut out of his car by firefighters after a collision in Stoke Newington this afternoon, according to an eyewitness.

The man was injured after a lorry was in collision with a small green Skoda at around 4pm at the junction of Rectory Road and Manse Road.

Sara O’Donnell, of Rectory Road, who saw the aftermath of the crash, said it took firefighters half an hour to cut the man out of his car.

She said he was then taken away in a neck brace but he was conscious.

London Ambulance Service attended the scene and a spokesman said a man had been taken to Homerton Hospital but it was not clear what his condition was at this stage.

Ms O’Donnell said both roads remained closed at the junction.

She said other witnesses believed the man was Turkish and that he lived locally.