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
We treated 32 patients in total, who were taken to three London
hospitals – St George’s Hospital, King’s College Hospital and St
Twenty-five were walking wounded with cuts and bruises. Five
suffered more serious injuries, such as head and leg
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.”
Notes to editors:
- 25 walking wounded patients were taken to St Thomas’
- Four were taken to St George’s Hospital.
- Three went to King’s College Hospital.
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