Man Killed And Others Injured In East London Bus Collision

Night Bus Involved In Clapton Crash

05.06.2014

Police have appealed for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision involving a car and a bus in the Clapton area of East London in which one man died and 13 other people were injured.

The man killed in the incident was travelling in the car when it collided with a route N38 bus on Lea Bridge Road at around 2.20am on Wednesday morning (June 4th).

Three other men travelling in the car were seriously injured in the incident, while 10 passengers onboard the bus were treated by ambulance crews. Some passengers were also taken to hospital for further treatment.

Road closures were in place following the incident, while police have confirmed there have been no arrests made in relation to the collision.

Expert Opinion
We are very concerned by news of this crash and our thoughts are with all of those affected by the incident. The primary concern at present must be to ensure that anyone involved in the crash gets the immediate and urgent care they require in relation to the physical and psychological injuries they have suffered.

"Attention will then need to turn to compiling full information on the incident and how it came to occur. Everyone affected will be keen for answers regarding how it happened and whether anything can be done to prevent the same issues from arising again in the future.

"It is vital that, where possible, every effort is made to learn lessons from the crash to improve road safety in the future."
Colin Ettinger, Partner