London double-decker bus crashes into building, passengers injured

Cheryl Sanders
August 10, 2017

Police said several people, including the bus driver, have been injured in the crash, and it has been reported that none of those hurt are thought to have suffered life-threatening or life-changing injuries.

The London Ambulance Service said in a statement after the accident that they have treated six patients following the road traffic collision.

Firefighters with cutting gear were trying to rescue two women trapped on the top deck of the bus, but added that the passengers were "both conscious and breathing".

The bus crashed into the front of the Poggenpohl Kitchen Design Centre.

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Andrew Matthews, 34, of Wandsworth Town, said he was one of about a dozen passengers on the number 77 bus, which was travelling towards London Waterloo.

Glass lay shattered across the ground as paramedics tended to people on the top deck.

"I noticed the bus drifting", he told the BBC. "It went to the fourth or fifth row", he said.

"I wedged myself in, bracing myself". She was screaming for help.

Transport for London said a "full investigation is under way", while Wandsworth Police wrote on Twitter that the road would be "closed for some time". The shop front has collapsed.

The driver has been taken to hospital, with two people still trapped on board.

Emergency services were called at 06:55 BST.

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