Lavender Hill: Double-Decker Bus Crashes Into Shops Near Clapham Junction

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        Police and at least two other fire engines from local stations remain at the scene this morning

The Met Police said the bus driver had been taken to hospital.

The bus drove into a kitchen shop on Lavender Hill, near Clapham Junction train station.

Matthew Corner added: "Bus crash on Lavender Hill looked very bad".

"Officers, the London fire brigade and London ambulance service are in attendance".

Police said paramedics had treated "a number of passengers" but there were no life-changing or life-threatening injuries.

Passengers are trapped on a double decker bus after it smashed into shops on a busy London high street. The roads were closed.

A witness said: "I wedged myself in, bracing myself".

Passenger Amy Mullineux, a nurse, said the driver told her he had lost consciousness. "There was a lot of blood". "He doesn't remember hitting anything".

The crash took place just before 7 a.m. (GMT) on Thursday, according to a police statement.

"The paramedic told me they think he had some kind of fit".

A spokesman later added: 'We were called at 7am to reports of a bus crashed into a shop front.

It is not now known how many people have been injured, or how badly hurt they are, but emergency workers were seen helping several people.

Passenger Andrew Matthews said there were around a dozen passengers on the bus and there was "a lot of blood" when the crash happened.

An hour and a half after the crash fire crews were still trying to rescue two women from the top deck.

Emergency services were called at 06:55 BST.

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