Thursday, August 24, 2017
Appeal after bus collision in Lavender Hill

Appeal after bus collision in Lavender Hill

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Police investigating a collision of a bus with a building in Wandsworth this morning are appealing for any witnesses to contact them with information.

Officers are particularly interested in hearing from anyone with dash or helmet camera footage who was passing either prior to, or during, the incident which took place at approximately 6:55am on Lavender Hill at the junction with Altenburg Gardens, Wandsworth.

Two passengers who were trapped on the upper deck were freed by the London Fire Brigade.

Nine passengers were treated altogether for minor injuries, including the driver. Three of those passengers were taken to hospital for further checks, all have now been discharged.

PC Peter Leach, from the Met’s Commercial Vehicle Unit, said: “We are very keen to hear from members of the public who saw what happened, especially any drivers with dash cam, or cyclists with helmet cam. Please call us on our dedicated number if you think you can assist us.”

Anyone with information can call police on 0208 246 9881, or 101.

The road currently remains closed to traffic while emergency services continue to work to remove the bus from the scene.

 

Assistant Editor | Shuz Azam has been a journalist for more than 20 years and although he trained in Shropshire at the Shropshire Star where he later worked as a reporter his first job in London was working on the Mercury in Deptford. He later moved to the sister paper the South London Press working as reporter, sub editor, production editor and deputy editor. He has also worked in West London as editor of the Ealing Gazette and content manager of Uxbridge Gazette, Harrow Observer and Bucks Examiner and Advertiser. Today he is assistant editor of the South London Press and works for all our titles.

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Appeal after bus collision in Lavender Hill