Bus Overturns, Serious Injuries Reported

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 105 months ago
Bus Overturns, Serious Injuries Reported

Sky News are reporting that a double-decker bus overturned during rush hour this morning in Clapham. The bus, on route C3, was felled after hitting a lorry at the junction of Plough Road and St John's Hill. Reports say that twenty people have been taken to hospital, four of them (including the driver) with serious injuries. Sky have a picture of the bus taken by a passerby. More news as this story develops. Update: Here's a better picture from the Telegraph, which says that five were seriously injured, with 13 treated for minor wounds. 1300 update: More pictures of the crash from the BBC. The lorry driver is under arrest on suspicion of dangerous driving; it seems that the payload of steel girders smashed through the bus windows, and some people had to be cut from the wreckage. None of the injuries are thought to be life-threatening. The incident happened in the vicinity of Clapham Junction, but in a nod to geographical accuracy that'll please certain folk on Twitter, some sources are now describing it as the 'Battersea bus crash'.

Last Updated 16 December 2009