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LOOK: London Bus Crashes Into Putney Bridge

Monday 7th July 2014

A bus has been left hanging partly over the River Thames after crashing into Putney Bridge.

Bus Putney Bridge
Image: John Hale

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The number 424 single-decker skidded off the road and crashed into the side of the bridge in South-West London at around 10.30 this morning.

Cyclist John Hale told LBC: "Itís lucky the whole bus didnít go over the edge.

"As I left a cyclist was helping the driver who looked pretty shaken up. It didnít look like anyone was seriously hurt - on the bus itself or any passers by."

The male bus driver and a female car driver have been taken to hospital with injuries, believed to be minor.

Bus Putney Bridge
Image: Nick Graham

Putney Bridge is closed Northbound due to the accident, with congestion to A205 Upper Richmond Road.

putney bridge bus
Image: Imran Ghory

putney bridge bus
Image: Imran Ghory

It is a further problem for London's transport system, already under huge pressure today, due to the raft of road closures when the Tour de France arrives in town this afternoon.

- Tour de France in London: Full road closures and bus diversions

putney bridge bus
Image: London Ambulance Service