Hendon crash: Pensioner fighting for life after bus and car crash near busy junction

Patrick Grafton-Green
Emergency services rushed to the scene shortly after 4pm on Friday: @999London/Twitter

A woman in her 80s is fighting for a life after a double-decker bus and car crashed near a busy junction in north-west London.

Emergency services sped to the scene of the crash in Parson Street, Hendon, shortly after 4pm on Friday.

Firefighters rescued the woman and a man, also in his 80s, from the car before the woman was rushed to a central London hospital.

Dramatic images posted on social media show the rescue being carried out, with the silver car surrounded by firefighters as members of the public look on.

The woman sustained injuries that are thought to life threatening, while the man was unharmed, a police spokesman said.

A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade added: "We were called at 4.06pm to a car in collision with a double-decker bus.

"Two people were trapped in the car and had to be released by firefighters.

"They were take to hospial by the London Ambulance Service."

Road closures were put in place while an investigation was carried out and motorists warned to avoid the area.

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