Nine people have been injured after a horrific crash in north London involving a Smart car and a double-decker bus that mounted the kerb injuring five of its passengers. The woman driver of the car had to be cut out of the smashed vehicle and has been taken to hospital.
London Ambulance Service confirmed that the first of its crews arrived at the scene of the accident that occurred at around 7.40am on London Road in Enfield in just over three minutes and that it was then declared as a "significant incident". A paramedic in a fast response car, four ambulance crews, incident response managers, the service's hazardous area response team and emergency preparedness teams attended the scene.
Those taken to hospital included the woman who had injuries to her chest, and was transferred as a priority, and a man with neck pain. The woman is not thought to be in a critical condition. A further seven people were treated at the scene for less serious injuries such as cuts and bruises and five others were taken to hospital.
Kevin Brown, deputy director of operations at the London Ambulance Service, said: said: ""We treated a number of patients including a woman with chest injuries who was taken as a priority to hospital. A man was treated for neck pain and also taken to hospital.
"A further seven patients were treated at the scene for less serious injuries such as cuts and bruises and five were taken to hospital.The incident was stood down at 9.30am and I'd like to thank all our crews and control room staff for the care they give those involved in this incident."