UPDATED: Crash between lorry and bus causes chaos on Thames Road, Crayford

This Is Local London: A total of 16 crash victims were treated (picture by Chris Hawkswell). A total of 16 crash victims were treated (picture by Chris Hawkswell).

An HGV lorry and a 428 bus have collided in Thames Road, Crayford this afternoon.

Emergency services were scrambled to the scene at 3.30pm to reports of a "major incident".

Richard Welch, Bexley fire borough commander, told News Shopper from the scene: "It was put through as a major incident because it was first thought there were 16 people trapped.

"It turns out the 16 people had minor injuries and they were treated by the London Ambulance Service.

"The fire service and LAS worked very quickly to ensure that they were taken care of.

"Police worked very quickly to reopen the road."

A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 3.31pm to reports of a road traffic accident between a bus and a lorry.

"We sent a number of resources to the scene including six ambulance crews, two single responders, a hazardous area response team with specially trained medics and two ambulance crews support from South East coast Ambulance Service.”

Ambulance crews treated a total of 16 injured people, of whom seven were more seriously hurt.

 

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The lorry's windscreen was cracked in multiple places by the impact with the bus (picture by Chris Hawkswell).

Four of these were taken to King’s College Hospital and three to The Royal London Hospital suffering from complaints including neck and back pain.

These included a four-year-old girl who was taken to King’s College as a priority.

Six people were taken to Lewisham Hospital with minor injuries and a further three were treated at the scene and not deemed to require hospital treatment.

A TfL spokesman confirmed a route 428 bus had been involved in a collision with an HGV in Thames Road, near to Kennett Road in Crayford at around 3.30pm.

Metropolitan Police are also in attendance on Thames Road were road closures are expected to be in place until around 5.30pm this afternoon.

A Met Police spokesperson said: "We were called at around 3.35pm this afternoon to reports of a collision between a lorry and bus on Thames Road.

"LAS are also on the scene and are treating a number of casulaties but it does not sound as if any of those injuries are life-threatening.

"Road closures are in place but this is mainly to ensure the safety of ambulance crews."

There are also reports of an air ambulance on the scene.

Thames Road resident, 18-year-old Leah Nicholson said: "They were taking the bus away around 5.30pm and somebody was taken away in an air ambulance."

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8:58pm Fri 2 May 14

Stah2006 says...

How shocking that newshopper has posted someone taking a photo whilst driving? How to set an example? Come on newshopper shown some responsibility
How shocking that newshopper has posted someone taking a photo whilst driving? How to set an example? Come on newshopper shown some responsibility Stah2006
  • Score: -9

9:16pm Fri 2 May 14

Simon bald says...

Stah2006 wrote:
How shocking that newshopper has posted someone taking a photo whilst driving? How to set an example? Come on newshopper shown some responsibility
shut up clean shirt
[quote][p][bold]Stah2006[/bold] wrote: How shocking that newshopper has posted someone taking a photo whilst driving? How to set an example? Come on newshopper shown some responsibility[/p][/quote]shut up clean shirt Simon bald
  • Score: -8

8:39am Sat 3 May 14

HearTheFacts says...

Stah2006 wrote:
How shocking that newshopper has posted someone taking a photo whilst driving? How to set an example? Come on newshopper shown some responsibility
From the information the road was closed, so the car was stationary. What hazards were being caused, by the taking of this photo?. Was it likely to cause a further collision?. How does Stah2006 know the car was moving?. Were you there, did you record the incident?. It's facts, not myth!.
[quote][p][bold]Stah2006[/bold] wrote: How shocking that newshopper has posted someone taking a photo whilst driving? How to set an example? Come on newshopper shown some responsibility[/p][/quote]From the information the road was closed, so the car was stationary. What hazards were being caused, by the taking of this photo?. Was it likely to cause a further collision?. How does Stah2006 know the car was moving?. Were you there, did you record the incident?. It's facts, not myth!. HearTheFacts
  • Score: 10

11:04am Sat 3 May 14

Lady Boy Erastusia says...

Speedo shows the car doing just over 10MPH.

Even if it was slowing down, it is still moving. Physics.

And the law is the law, as is the law of physics.

So, sorry to be pedantic, but I agree, the Newsshopper should have not published this picture
Speedo shows the car doing just over 10MPH. Even if it was slowing down, it is still moving. Physics. And the law is the law, as is the law of physics. So, sorry to be pedantic, but I agree, the Newsshopper should have not published this picture Lady Boy Erastusia
  • Score: 1

11:46am Sat 3 May 14

dee2009 says...

I think some1 need to to have there eyes tested or put there glasses bk on,Looking at photo it look like some1 standing on pavement not driving
I think some1 need to to have there eyes tested or put there glasses bk on,Looking at photo it look like some1 standing on pavement not driving dee2009
  • Score: 5

1:51pm Sat 3 May 14

Bus Driver says...

dee2009 wrote:
I think some1 need to to have there eyes tested or put there glasses bk on,Looking at photo it look like some1 standing on pavement not driving
They've removed the photo taken from in the car.
[quote][p][bold]dee2009[/bold] wrote: I think some1 need to to have there eyes tested or put there glasses bk on,Looking at photo it look like some1 standing on pavement not driving[/p][/quote]They've removed the photo taken from in the car. Bus Driver
  • Score: 3

4:25pm Sat 3 May 14

dee2009 says...

Bus Driver wrote:
dee2009 wrote:
I think some1 need to to have there eyes tested or put there glasses bk on,Looking at photo it look like some1 standing on pavement not driving
They've removed the photo taken from in the car.
O ok,even it was taken in a can there is ways to take photo while driving
[quote][p][bold]Bus Driver[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dee2009[/bold] wrote: I think some1 need to to have there eyes tested or put there glasses bk on,Looking at photo it look like some1 standing on pavement not driving[/p][/quote]They've removed the photo taken from in the car.[/p][/quote]O ok,even it was taken in a can there is ways to take photo while driving dee2009
  • Score: 1

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