Earlier today (20/12/13) at least 23 people were injured, leaving two in a critical condition, after a serious crash on Kennington Road, South London.

People trapped were freed by firefighters after the number 59 bus crashed into a tree at around 10:50am near the Imperial War Museum after allegedly swerving to avoid an emergency services vehicle.

Four fire engines, ambulances, police and the London Air Ambulance were called to the scene. 23 people have been described as walking wounded and there have been no fatalities.

Transport for London’s director for buses, Mike Weston, said: ‘At around 10:50 today a route 59 double deck bus, operated by Arriva, swerved to avoid another vehicle and struck a tree. There will be an investigation into the incident ‘as a matter of urgency’’.

It is the second serious public incident to occur in the city within 12 hours following the Apollo Theatre roof collapse, which injured more than 75 people last night. Read our article here.

If you have received an injury through an incident such as this contact us on 03303001103 or visit our Accident and Personal Injury website and Road Traffic Accident website for more information on how we can help you.


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