Fire fighters from Poplar and Millwall were called to the scene at 2pm, where they cut the man out of his black VW Polo.

The collision happened after a broken down dustcart was hit on the westbound approach to the tunnel.

The man, in his 40s, was freed after 15 minutes and is not thought to have suffered serious injuries.

He was taken to the Royal London Hospital at Whitechapel.