Five people have been taken to hospital and a further 21 have been treated for injuries, after a bus roof was ripped off when hitting a railway bridge in North London.
Reporter: Daniel Khalili-Tari | Subeditor: Abigail Megan Widya
Transport for London have confirmed the double-decker was privately owned
The incident happened in the early hours of Saturday morning. None of the injuries are said to be life-threatening.
Emergency services were called to St Loy’s Road just after 4am, treating victims on the scene.
We treated a total of 26 patients following a road traffic collision in N17 this morning. Five of the patients were taken to hospital.
— London Ambulance (@Ldn_Ambulance) October 22, 2016
The London Fire Brigade freed three people who were trapped on the top deck.
We are attending an incident in N17 where a bus has collided with a bridge. We are treating multiple patients at the scene. pic.twitter.com/Y1FoH7gDlw
— Joint Response Units (@LAS_JRU) October 22, 2016
“Two fire engines, a fire rescue unit and 15 firefighters were called to a collision involving a bus and a railway bridge on St Loy’s Road in Tottenham early this morning.
“Crews helped release three people who were trapped on the upper deck of a double-decker bus. Five passengers were taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service and 21 people were treated at the scene.
“The Brigade was called at 4.05am and the incident was over at 5.44am.”
The bus appears to be used by a party company Vault London, which hires out buses for private events. No-one from Vault London was available to comment.
Network Rail has been called to the scene.