Bus crash in Kennington

A bus has crashed into a Kennington, emergency services are attending.

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Two serious leg injuries after London bus crash

Two people have serious leg injuries after the bus crash in Kennington, the London Ambulance Service said.

Press Association reporter James Edgar tweeted:


Two still trapped on bus

Scotland Yard said two passengers still remain trapped on the bus and two uniformed police officers who were travelling on the bus, are among the 30 injured.

London Ambulance Service say 6 people are seriously injured.

Emergency services at the scene in Kennington Credit: ITN
The number 59 bus was on the way to Kings Cross Credit: ITN
London Ambulance workers try to free passengers from the top deck of the bus Credit: ITN
Fire crews cut open the side of the bus to reach trapped passengers Credit: ITN


Urgent and thorough investigation into crash

At around 10:50 today a route 59 double deck bus, operated by Arriva, swerved to avoid another vehicle and struck a tree. The incident took place on Kennington Road near the Imperial War Museum SE1. Our first concern is, of course, for the driver, passengers and others involved in this incident and we can confirm the emergency services are in attendance. There will be a thorough investigation into this incident as a matter of urgency

– Mike Weston, TfL's Director for Buses

'A lot' hurt say police

Ambulance crew attend the injured at the scene Credit: ITN

Police, ambulance and fire crews are on the scene of a bus crash in Kennington Road in which a number of people have been injured, a police sergeant at the scene has confirmed.

Emergency crews were using a cherry picker to gain access to the back of the bus.

When asked how many people had been hurt, a police sergeant said "a lot". It is not known if anyone has died.

The front of the bus - a number 59 heading to King's Cross - was crumpled against a tree near the Ship pub on Kennington Road.

Fire crews used ladders to remove people and seats from the top of the back of the bus. One onlooker said the driver was trapped inside.

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