Neither of the women driving the cars was reported to have suffered serious injuries in the accident which happened just before 3.30pm.
They crashed in Nevill Avenue, Hangleton, close to the corner of Hangleton Road, by the Texaco garage and the Grenadier pub.
An off-duty police officer, Chief Inspector Justin Burtenshaw, took control of the scene until police, fire crews and the ambulance service arrived.
Buses and other traffic had to be diverted until the wreckage could be cleared from the road.
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