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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Ten injured after bus crashes into shop


Two passengers have been rescued after a double-decker bus crashed into the front of a shop on a busy high street in southwest London.
Firefighters with cutting gear worked to free the pair from the top of the bus following the incident in Lavender Hill, close to Clapham Junction train station, just before 7am.
Passengers and witnesses reported shouting, smoke and "lots of blood" in the wake of the crash involving the route 77 bus.
A double-decker bus has crashed into a shop on a busy London high street, Lavender Hill, near Clapham Junction train station in southwest London
The driver was one of three people taken to hospital for further treatment, with a total of 10 people treated by paramedics.
Passenger Andrew Matthews said there were around a dozen passengers on the bus and there was "a lot of blood" when the crash happened.
The 34-year-old, who was at the back of the top deck, said: "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.
10/08/2017: Bus crash in Lavender Hill, near Clapham Junction, southwest London
"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."
The scene after a double decker bus crashed into a shop in Lavender Hill
Nurse Amy Mullineux was also on board, and said the driver told her he had lost consciousness.
"He said he blacked out before the bus hit the shop. He doesn't remember hitting anything," she said.
"The paramedic told me they think he had some kind of fit."
A double-decker bus has crashed into a store in Lavender Hill, a busy London high street near Clapham Junction, on 10 August 2017
Solange Morin, who was hoping to catch the bus, said: "I saw this woman (in the bus) shouting and banging on the glass.
"Everybody shouted 'fire, fire'.
"I went on to the bus. I talked to her and was holding her hands.
Emergency services at the scene in southwest London after a bus hit a shop
"She was pinned. I wouldn't have been able to get her out. She was so scared because people were shouting fire. There was a lot of smoke."
Photos on social media showed the bus, which was travelling towards Waterloo, on the pavement and smashed into the front of the Poggen Pohl Kitchen Design Centre.
Shattered glass could be seen strewn across the ground.
London Fire Brigade, London Ambulance Service and the Metropolitan Police all attended the incident.
Transport for London said a "full investigation is under way", while Wandsworth Police wrote on Twitter that the road would be "closed for some time

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