Ten injured as London bus hits shop


At least ten people were injured on Thursday morning when a bus crashed into a shop in London, including the driver and two passengers who had to be cut from the top deck by the fire brigade.

The Metropolitan Police Service said it officers were called at approximately 06:55hrs on Thursday 10 August to reports of a bus in collision with a building on Lavender Hill at the junction with Altenburg Gardens, SW11.

It added: ‘The driver has been taken to a south London hospital. A number of passengers were treated by London Ambulance Service at the scene. Two passengers who were trapped on the upper deck have been removed by the London Fire Brigade.’

Reports said it took around two hours to remove the two trapped passengers.

The London Ambulance Service said it had treated 10 patients following the incident, with three taken to hospital for further treatment.

The London Fire Brigade said it had brought the two trapped passengers to safety but crews would remain at the scene in to help stabilise the shop hit by the bus.

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