Double decker bus crashes into shop in south London


A double decker bus has crashed into the front of a shop in south London.

The crash happened just after 7am in Lavender Hill, close to Clapham Junction.

Firefighters had to rescue two people trapped on the upper deck.

Paramedics treated nine passengers in total but none suffered life-changing or life-threatening injuries.

A nurse on board the bus said the driver told her he had lost consciousness before the crash.

Amy Mullineux said: “I spoke to him. He said he blacked out before the bus hit the shop.

“He doesn’t remember anything. The paramedic told me they think he had some kind of fit.”

The driver has been taken to a south London hospital.

A Transport for London spokeswoman said it was a 77 bus involved in the incident.

Photograps on social media show the vehicle on the pavement and smashed into the front of the Poggen Pohl Kitchen Design Centre.

Andrew Matthews, 34, was on the bus but escaped unscathed.

“I was on the top floor at the back, fortunately.

“I noticed the bus drifting. I heard a smash and saw the roof of the shop going through (the bus) from the front left. It went to the fourth or fifth row.
“I wedged myself in, bracing myself.

“As soon as the bus came to a stop there was yelling, screaming.

“I noticed a lady wedged in the front right-hand side. She was screaming for help. There was a lot of blood.”

Police are now investigating what caused the crash.


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