A driver was arrested today (July 11), after a bus and car crash in Beckenham at 1am - which caused a bus to smash into someone's front wall.

The single-decker Route 358 bus crashed through the front wall of a house on Upper Elmers End Road, after swerving to avoid the car, which was reportedly 'on the wrong side of the road'.

A stationary car, parked in the driveway of the house, was written off.

Vicky Filkins, who lives on Upper Elmers End Road, said: "My neighbours are distraught."

The 47-year-old added: "We heard the big crash, it woke me up.

"We looked out of the window, the bus was in our neighbour's garden.

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"There was a young girl.

"The bus driver said she was coming down the wrong side of the road and he hit her.

"Her car spun in the opposite direction.

"I think she was drunk. She looked drunk, she seemed drunk. I could smell the alcohol on her.

"The bus driver was really shocked, but okay.

"The noise was really loud."

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Eyewitness Lucy Cranfield said: "It was awful."

Another neighbour Pam Leeves added: "A bus going down to Elmers End drove into [my neighbour's] parked car.

"It was a right off."

A Met Police spokesman said: "The driver of the car was taken to hospital and the driver of the bus was treated by London Ambulance Service. Neither was seriously injured.

"One person was arrested for failing to provide a specimen for analysis and taken into custody at a south London police station."

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A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We treated three patients for minor injuries.

"They were all taken to hospital."

London Fire Brigade also attended the accident, whilst buses were diverted.

Later this morning, two cars collided on Croydon Road - just half a mile away.

The police spokesman added: "We were called at 2.30am to reports of a collision between two cars on Croydon Road, Beckenham.

"No one was injured."

Did you see what happened? Get in touch - josie.griffiths@london.newsquest.co.uk