Fatal Clapton bus crash leaves one dead and 13 injured

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The crash scene in daylight. Photo: London Live

A collision between a car and a N38 bus on Lea Bridge Road near the junction of  Essex Wharf in Clapton, has left a man in his early 20’s dead and 13  people injured.

Three other male passengers in the blue Audi all believed to be in their early to mid 20’s, were seriously injured, with one mans injury described as critical.

Two men who were in the back of the car suffered injuries, are in serious but stable condition and are being treated at an east London hospital.

The bus route was traveling towards Walthamstow Central.

Ambulance crews also treated around 10 walking wounded who were passengers on the bus.

A Met police spokesman said: “We await further details but it is thought they all suffered minor injuries.”

“A number of those have been taken to hospital by another bus supplied by Transport for London. We await further details but it is thought they all suffered minor injuries”.

There are road closures in place running from Chatsworth Road with the junction of Lea Bridge Road to Orient Way with the junction with Lea Bridge Road. Motorist are advised to avoid the area.

The Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Chadwell Heath are investigating. Anyone witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call the police non-emergency line on 101.

Enquiries continue. There have been no arrests.





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