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London bus crash: Passengers injured as double-decker hits shop London bus crash: Children injured as double-decker hits shop
(about 2 hours later)
The 212 bus route goes between St James' station and Chingford stationThe 212 bus route goes between St James' station and Chingford station
Paramedics are treating a "number" of people after a double-decker bus hit a shop in north-east London. Three children and two adults have been taken to hospital after a double-decker bus hit a shop in north-east London.
The crash happened on Selwyn Avenue, Highams Park, at about 08:20 GMT, the Metropolitan Police said.The crash happened on Selwyn Avenue, Highams Park, at about 08:20 GMT, the Metropolitan Police said.
London Ambulance Service (LAS) said it was called to the scene on The Broadway, Highams Park. London Ambulance Service (LAS) said 14 other people were treated at the scene, near Highams Park Overground station, but did not need hospital treatment.
"Crews are working closely with partner agencies and we will share more information when we can," LAS said in a tweet. An eyewitness told the BBC that the driver had to be cut free from the bus by firefighters.
Police said inquiries into the circumstances remained ongoing. Ben Taylor-Coleman, who had just dropped off his daughter at nursery, described children on a zebra crossing "jumping out of the way" of the bus.
'Blood and petrol'
"The bus carried across the kerb and into the shop on the other side," he told the BBC.
"I called 999 and as I was speaking to police I was helping people getting off the bus - as were lots of others.
"Some had hurt themselves and the driver told me he was trapped in his cab.
"There was plenty of crowding and a few local shopkeepers came out with water and toilet roll to mop up blood and petrol.
"Paramedics arrived in less than 10 minutes and the fire service cut the driver out of his cab."
The LAS said it sent a number of resources including a trauma team from the London Air Ambulance
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said his thoughts were with those affected by the "terrible incident".Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said his thoughts were with those affected by the "terrible incident".
He tweeted: "I've received reports this morning of a bus crashing into a building in Highams Park in Waltham Forest. The Met Police said it was investigating the crash and officers were carrying out inquiries.
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The LAS said it sent a number of resources including a trauma team from the London Air Ambulance.
"The incident is ongoing and we are working with our emergency service colleagues," an LAS spokeswoman said.