Croydon bus station crash: double-decker mounts pavement and hits group of pedestrians

It is not yet known why the bus mounted the pavement - BPM MEDIA
It is not yet known why the bus mounted the pavement - BPM MEDIA

Seventeen people have been injured after a double-decker bus mounted a pavement in Croydon, crashing into a group of pedestrians.

The London Fire Brigade said the bus collided with a car, a single-decker bus, then crashed into a bus shelter by West Croydon bus station.

There were 20 people on the bus, 17 of whom were injured "to varying degrees", according to the fire service.

A spokesperson added that the two people in the car were suffering from shock.

One woman was seriously injured. She was treated at the scene and then taken to hospital.

A spokesperson for the London Ambulance Service said: "We have been treating nine patients following a bus collision on Station Road in West Croydon.

One person is understood to have been seriously injured, but others are believed to be mainly more minor injuries."

A video, posted on social media, shows the bus at an angle, which suggests it came off the road before crashing into the bus stop.

Pictures show debris strewn across the street, and the smashed front of the bus.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called at approximately 12:20hrs on Sunday, 11 November to reports of a bus in collision with street furniture in Station Road, Croydon by West Croydon Bus Station. London Ambulance Service and London's Air Ambulance are in attendance.

"One female - no further details - is being treated at the scene for injuries; condition awaits. There are no reports of any serious injuries but a small number of people are described as walking wounded. Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing."