Number of people hurt after bus crashes into shop

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A number of people have been injured after a bus crashed into a shop.

Police were called at around 8.20am to Highams Park, east London where a double decker bus had collided with the building.

Medics from the London Ambulance service including a trauma team from the Air Ambulance were treating a number of patients at the scene.

Pictures posted on social media show the 212 bus that collided with a shop front in Highams Park, east London on Tuesday.
Pictures posted on social media show the 212 bus that collided with a shop front in Highams Park, east London on Tuesday (@WalkingLondon_/PA)

A spokesperson said: “We were called at 8.19am to reports of an incident involving a bus on The Broadway, Highams Park.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene including ambulance crews, advanced paramedics, paramedics in fast response cars, incident response officers and members of our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART). We also dispatched a trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance.

“The incident is ongoing and we are working with our emergency service colleagues.”

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “My thoughts are with everyone affected by this terrible incident.”

Highams Park bus crash
The scene on The Broadway in Highams Park, east London (PA)

Road closures are in place while emergency services work at the scene.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “At approximately 8.20am on Tuesday January 25 police were called to reports of a bus in collision with a shop in Selwyn Avenue, E4.

“Officers and London Ambulance Service are on scene.

“A number of people have reported suffering injuries and are being treated at the scene.

“Road closures remain in place around the junction of Selwyn Avenue and Winchester Road.

“Inquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing.”

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