Two injured as double decker bus ploughs into building in central London

5 March 2024, 11:43 | Updated: 5 March 2024, 14:48

Emergency services are at the scene.
Emergency services are at the scene. Picture: LBC

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Jasmine Moody

By Jasmine Moody

Two people have been injured after a double-decker bus ploughed into a building in central London.

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Witnesses have told of their horror at watching the yellow bus smash into the window, next to an All Bar one.

Pictures from the scene show the front of the bus wedged into the building, with smashed glass and debris strewn across the street.

Firefighters evacuated around 200 people from the property, according to the fire service.

A spokesperson for pub chain All Bar One, which has a premises on New Oxford Street, said the vehicle crashed into a "neighbouring property".

They added: "Our building has been evacuated as a precaution. We understand all buildings are being assessed for safety, but we are hopeful normal operations will be able to be resumed as soon as possible."

The London Ambulance Service has said two people have been injured.
The London Ambulance Service has said two people have been injured. Picture: LBC

A large emergency services presence is at the scene of the crash on New Oxford Street. Traffic on both Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street is severely delayed.

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) was called at 10.11am and two fire engines and fire and rescue units from Soho, Euston and Battersea fire stations went to the scene.

The London Ambulance Service said that one man who had been in the bus was being treated at the scene and another person has been taken to hospital.

A London Ambulance spokesman said: "We were called at 10:10 this morning (5 March) to reports of a road traffic collision on New Oxford Street, WC1A.

"We sent resources to the scene, including ambulance crews and an incident response officer.

"We treated two people. We took one patient to hospital and discharged the other at the scene."

Bus crashes into London pub

Witnesses have taken to social media to describe the crash.

Bystander Mark Arby said: "Not sure how it happened but a bus crashed into a building near Tottenham Court Road Station. Police, Fire Brigade and ambulance in attendance."

Whether the bus is a Transport for London service, or not, is unclear as TFL bus' are usually red, instead of yellow.

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