Bus crashes into building in east London

Bus crash horror in east London as double-decker mounts pavement and smashes into building leaving a ‘number of people’ injured

  • A double decker bus has crashed into a building in east London 
  • Police were called at around 8.20am to Selwyn Avenue in Highams Park 
  • London Ambulance Service said medics were treating a number of patients

A double-decker bus mounted the pavement and smashed into a building leaving a number of people injured in east London today.   

Police were called at around 8.20am to Selwyn Avenue in Highams Park where the vehicle had collided with the building.

The London Ambulance Service said on Twitter that medics were treating a number of patients 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.

Paramedics are treating a ‘number’ of people after a bus collided with a building in north-east London, London Ambulance Service (LAS) said

Emergency services at the scene on The Broadway in Highams Park, east London, where a number of people are being treated by paramedics

A number of people are being treated by paramedics from the London Ambulance Service after a bus collided with a building

‘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.’

The LAS said on Twitter: ‘We are on-scene and are treating a number of patients at an incident on The Broadway in Highams Park, E4, where a bus has collided with a building. 

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said his thoughts were with those affected by the ‘terrible’ incident

‘Crews are working closely with partner agencies and we will share more information when we can.’ 

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said his thoughts were with those affected by the ‘terrible’ incident.

He tweeted: ‘I’ve received reports this morning of a bus crashing into a building in Highams Park in Waltham Forest. Emergency services are currently on the scene-we will share more information as soon as we have it. My thoughts are with everyone affected by this terrible incident.’

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