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Five injured as London bus crashes into front garden


Five injured as London bus crashes into front garden


ive people have been injured after a bus crashed into a front garden on a residential street in Erith, southeast London, following a collision with a car.

Metropolitan Police and the London Ambulance Service were called to Park Crescent, at the junction with Bexley Road, around 7am on Tuesday after the collision.

Paramedics treated five people at the scene and rushed three patients to hospital. Two others were discharged at the scene.

Enquiries into the circumstances continue, the Met said.

Photos indicate that a Transport for London (TfL) bus had mounted the pavement and toppled a small brick wall before travelling into the grassy front garden of a property.

The front bonnet of the car involved in the collision has been severely damaged.

There have been no arrests.

A London Ambulance spokesperson said: “We were called at 7.05am today (5 September) to reports of a road traffic collision involving a bus and a car at the junction between Park Crescent Road and Bexley Road, Erith.

“We sent two ambulance crews and an incident response officer to the scene.

“We treated five patients. We took three patients to hospital and discharged the other two at the scene.”

Transport for London (TfL) has been approached for comment.

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