Lavender Hill bus crash: Two women rescued – BBC News

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A double-decker bus crashed in to a shop in south London departing two women trapped on the top outdoor patio.

One eyewitness said he felt the coach drifting before it crashed to the front of the Poggenpohl Kitchen Style Centre in Lavender Hill, evoking the shop front to collapse.

Another said the driver informed her he had “blacked out”, adding the paramedic thought he had had “some kind of fit”.

The women were rescued by open fire crews and the driver was delivered to hospital.

London Ambulance Service said a total of ten people had been treated by paramedic, three of whom had been delivered to hospital.

This said it had sent 5 ambulance crews, two paramedics plus an incident response officer towards the scene at about 06: 55 BST, along with an air ambulance.

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Image caption Emergency services were called from 06: 55 BST

Andrew Matthews, thirty four, from Wandsworth, was one of in regards to a dozen passengers on the bus.

“I was on the top flooring at the back, fortunately, ” this individual said.

“I observed the bus drifting. I noticed a smash and saw the top of the shop going through [the bus] from the front left. This went to the fourth or fifth line.

“I wedged personally in, bracing myself. As soon as the coach came to a stop there was yelling, shouting.

“I observed a lady wedged in the front right-hand side. She was screaming just for help. There was a lot of blood. inch

Another passenger, health professional Amy Mullineux, 40, from Wandsworth, said the driver told her he had dropped consciousness before the crash.

“I spoke to him. He or she said he blacked out prior to the bus hit the shop. This individual doesn’t remember hitting anything.

“The paramedic told me they will think he had some kind of fit. inch

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Image caption The driver of the bus has been delivered to hospital

A witness said smoke might be seen coming from underneath the bus.

Solange Morin, thirty-three, who lives nearby, said: “I saw this woman shouting plus banging on the glass. Everybody yelled ‘fire, fire’.

“I went on to the bus. I discussed to her and was holding the girl hands.

“She has been pinned. I wouldn’t have been capable of get her out.

“She was so scared since people were shouting fire. There was plenty of smoke. ”

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Image caption 2 women were trapped on the top outdoor patio of the number 77 bus

Another nearby resident, Brendan Pfahlert, said the particular crash “sounded like a large amount of cup being dropped”.

The Transportation for London (TfL) spokeswoman confirmed the crash included a route 77 double-decker tour bus and said an investigation was below way.

Poggenpohl UNITED KINGDOM managing director Simon Richmond mentioned: “We are relieved that no-one from our team was injured since the showroom had not yet opened during the day, but our thoughts are using the driver and passengers on the coach as we understand there have been casualties. inch

He said he hoped company would return to normal soon, yet that the showroom had been severely broken.

Police have become a huge hit for any witnesses to contact them with info.

Detectives are usually particularly keen to hear from a person with dash or helmet camera video who was passing either prior to or even during the crash.