'32 injured' after bus crash in south London

Emergency services are at the scene of a bus crash in Kennington Road, south London in which 32 people have been injured. Two of those are in critical condition.

Two critical, 30 more injured after London bus crash

Two people, including a 19-year-old woman, are in a critical condition and 30 others are injured after a bus crashed into a tree.

The number 59 double-decker bus swerved to avoid another vehicle and hit the tree in Kennington, south London, near the Imperial War Museum shortly before 11am.

Two police officers were among those on board when the bus crashed.

Passenger Jesse Fox explained: "The tree came basically right through the front, into the seats. The whole front of the bus was trashed.

"I think a lot of the people on the lower deck - injured and not injured - got off very quickly because the doors were opened very quickly."


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:


London ambulance service say 2 serious leg injuries. 1 adult male, 1 adult female.


One taken to Kings, one to George's. Both by road supported by air ambulance

Trapped people removed from London bus after crash

Two people who were trapped on the crashed bus in south London have now been removed, Press Association reporter James Edgar said.


Crews removing debris from top deck. One person still on bus

Police: Total of 30 people injured in London bus crash

Metropolitian Police said a total of 30 people were injured in the bus crash in south London.

Two people remain trapped on the bus, a statement said.

A number of people have been injured; we await a full assessment.

At present, 23 people are described as walking wounded.

Seven people are still being assessed, of whom two remain trapped on the bus.

At this stage, there has been no fatality.

There was no police vehicle involved in the collision. Two uniformed police officers were travelling on the bus, both were injured, we await further details.

– Metropolitan Police statement

First on scene treated passengers for range of injuries

Press Association reporter James Edgar said a paediatrician first on the scene treated people for shock, cuts, bruises and facial injuries.


Witness, a paediatrician who does not want to be named, was one of first on scene


She treated ppl for shock, cuts and bruises and facial injuries and saw around 20 injured. A few with possible problem limbs


Two critical, one 'very serious' after London bus crash

Press Association reporter James Edgar tweeted:


19 yo girl critically ill says Richard Sutton, MET traffic sergeant, in charge of scene. She is conscious. Another critical. 2 more serious


TWO critical. 1 very serious. In region of 15 walking wounded says sgt Sutton

Bus swerved to avoid vehicle and crashed into a tree

A double decker route 59 bus swerved to avoid another vehicle and hit a tree, Transport for London said.

Mike Weston, TfL's Director for Buses, said an investigation will be carried out as a matter of urgency.

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.

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