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PICTURED: Double-decker bus and 4x4 crash in wet weather in Sidcup
A 4x4 ploughed into a wall after crashing into a double-decker bus during wet weather in Sidcup this morning.
The silver Ford Kuga drove into the side of the 321 bus which was coming down Sidcup Hill towards Foots Cray at around 10.25am.
The vehicle then mounted the pavement and hit a garden wall, leaving red bricks strewn across the walkway.
It is thought the driver was heading down Knoll Road but was unable to stop at the junction in heavy rain.
The front right hand side of the 4x4 was caved in after hitting the wall while the windows on the bus’s front door were smashed.
The front door windows of the bus were smashed (image by Martin Peaple).
Three ambulances and a London Ambulance Service response car attended and one 55-year-old man was taken to Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital in Woolwich with minor head injuries.
A 41-year old woman and a 44-year-old man both suffered minor arm injuries.
A 49-year-old man sustained a minor hip injury and a 39-year-old woman “suffered nausea”, according to a police statement.
It is not clear which patients were travelling in the bus or the car.
Martin Peaple, 25, was walking up Sidcup Hill at around 11am when he saw the aftermath of the accident.
He said: “Apparently there was a lady driving and kids in the car as well.
“It was a bit of a mess.”
Police attended and temporary road restrictions were put in place. No arrests were made.
Transport for London said it was carrying out an investigation into what happened.