Minibus collides with tree injuring 'six people'

Six patients have been treated for injuries after their minibus collided with a tree in Lewisham, the London Ambulance Service said. One person is said to be in a serious condition.

Specialist cutting tools used to rescue trapped people

The London Fire Brigade has said that firefighters used "specialist cutting equipment" to rescue a group of trapped people from a minibus which collided with a tree on Baring Road, Lewisham. In a statement, the service said:

Fire crews attended a mini bus crash on Baring Road in Lee this morning. The mini bus crashed into a tree, leaving eight people injured and three people trapped.

Five people were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service before crews arrived and the others were treated on scene.

Two fire engines and a fire rescue unit went to the scene from Lee, Bromley, and Lewisham fire stations. The Brigade was called at 1003 and crews left the scene at 1119. The road is due to remain closed for a few hours following the crash.

One 'in a serious condition' after minibus collision

Six patients have been treated for injuries after their minibus collided with a tree in Lewisham, the London Ambulance Service said.

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6 patients treated at the Baring Rd accident. 5 had minor injuries & 1 person was in a serious conditon. all taken to hospital @londonfire

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