Kennington bus crash

20 December 2013

We were called at 10.50am to reports of a road traffic collision involving a bus and tree at the junction of Kennington Road and Lollard Street, SE11.

A number of staff were sent to the scene including seven ambulance crews, three single responders in cars, five duty officers, London’s Air Ambulance and our hazardous area response team.

We treated 32 patients in total, who were taken to three London hospitals – St George’s Hospital, King’s College Hospital and St Thomas’ Hospital.

Twenty-five were walking wounded with cuts and bruises. Five suffered more serious injuries, such as head and leg  injuries.

Two further patients – a man and a woman who were trapped in the bus – suffered serious leg injuries.

Duty Station Officer Lee Hyett-Powell said: “There were a large number of patients for our staff to care for but all of the emergency services worked well together to ensure that they were assessed and treated as quickly as possible.

“We worked with the fire brigade to get to the two patients who were trapped on the upper deck.  They had suffered the most serious injuries and were trapped on the bus for around two hours. We treated and stabilised them while they were being released before taking them to hospital.”

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Notes to editors:

  • 25 walking wounded patients were taken to St Thomas’ Hospital.
  • Four were taken to St George’s Hospital.
  • Three went to King’s College Hospital.
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