Bus swerved to avoid vehicle and crashed into a tree
Last updated Fri 20 Dec 2013
A double decker route 59 bus swerved to avoid another vehicle and hit a tree, Transport for London said.
Mike Weston, TfL's Director for Buses, said an investigation will be carried out as a matter of urgency.
At around 10:50 today a route 59 double deck bus, operated by Arriva, swerved to avoid another vehicle and struck a tree.
The incident took place on Kennington Road near the Imperial War Museum SE1.
Our first concern is, of course, for the driver, passengers and others involved in this incident and we can confirm the emergency services are in attendance.
There will be a thorough investigation into this incident as a matter of urgency.
METROPOLITAN POLICE STATEMENT
Police were called at 10:52hrs on Friday, 20 December, to reports of a bus in collision with a tree in Kennington Road, SE11.
Police and London Ambulance Service attended the scene along with London's Air Ambulance (HEMS).
A number of people have been injured; we await a full assessment.
At present, 23 people are described as walking wounded.
Seven people are still being assessed, of who two remain trapped on the bus.
At this stage, there has been no fatality.
There was no police vehicle involved in the collision. Two uniformed police officers were travelling on the bus, both were injured, we await further details.
Traffic officers are at the scene.
There has been no arrest.