To be attributed to a London Ambulance Service spokesperson:
“We were called at 2.17am today (4 June) to reports of a road traffic collision involving a bus and a car on Lea Bridge Road. We sent an advanced paramedic, two responders by car, 7 ambulance crews, our hazardous area response team, a medical team from London’s Air Ambulance by car and four officers to the scene.
“Sadly one person was dead at the scene.
“Staff treated 13 patients – three men, reported to be in their 20s, one for an arm injury, the second for a head injury and the third for an arm and head injury. All three patients were taken as priorities to the Royal London Hospital.
“The fourth patient, a man reported to be in his 60s, was treated for back pain and taken as a priority to the Royal London Hospital. Another two patients, one with a knee injury, were taken to the Royal London Hospital.
“Seven patients with minor injuries were taken to Homerton Hospital.”