London Bus Crash Leaves Six Injured

Bus crash, Prince of Wales road, London

11.02.2008

A double decker bus that was diverted following a fire at Camden market has crashed into a railway bridge leaving six people injured.

One man suffered serious head injuries when the roof of the bus was ripped off by the bridge in North London according to a police spokesperson.

A Transport for London (Tfl) spokesperson said that the accident on Prince of Wales Road at about 9:00am on Sunday, February 10 took place on a recognised diversion route.

Witnesses have commented on road markings and signs telling drivers to keep to the middle and an investigation into the crash has been launched by TfL and the bus operator, London General.

Many passengers were helped off the bus by rail workers who were the first to attend the scene.

David Urpeth, a Partner at law firm Irwin Mitchell commented: Road traffic accidents involving high vehicles at low bridges are sadly not uncommon. Such road traffic collisions often have serious and sometimes fatal consequences.

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