A man was rushed to hospital and a flyover shut after a motorcycle was involved in a crash with a car.

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) was called to a crash on Barking Road in Canning Town, Newham, at 1.47pm on Wednesday (May 1).

Canning Town flyover, a key fixture for motorists, was shut that afternoon and a man was taken to hospital following the collision.

"A car was in collision with a motorbike," an LFB spokesperson said. "A man was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service crews."

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Emergency service crews worked to make Canning Town, a district within the borough of Newham, safe while the flyover was closed.

The incident was over for firefighters by 2.12pm, around half-an-hour after the LFB was called.

Two fire engines from Plaistow and Millwall stations, as well as a fire rescue unit from East Ham, attended the scene.