Earl's Court: Four passengers injured after bus crashes into building on major road

A large chunk of the bus roof was destroyed in the crash (Josh Rendall)
A large chunk of the bus roof was destroyed in the crash (Josh Rendall)

Four bus passengers were left injured after a route 328 bus crashed into a building on a major west London road early on Tuesday morning.

The bus struck a building on Old Brompton Road at the junction of Warwick and Finborough Road in Earl’s Court at 5.44am, with four passengers sustaining minor injuries.

A TfL spokesperson said: “There was an incident involving a route 328 bus colliding with a building in Kensington & Chelsea this morning.

“Four passengers sustained minor injuries and we are available with support for anyone who has been affected.

“Safety is our top priority and we are working with the operator, Metroline, to establish what happened.”

The bus crashed on Old Brompton Road (Josh Rendall)
The bus crashed on Old Brompton Road (Josh Rendall)

The road was closed in the affected area as emergency services responded to the scene, but has since reopened.

The affected building appeared to house a business that provides carers for the elderly in their homes.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said two of those injured were hospitalised.

"We sent resources to the scene, including ambulance crews, a medic in a fast response car, an incident response officer and a clinical team manager," said the spokesperson.

“Our first medics arrived at the scene in approximately five minutes."

A Kensington and Chelsea Council spokesperson confirmed its officers, alongside the emergency services, attended the scene of the crash.

“We’re aware of a traffic incident on Old Brompton Road at the junction with Warwick/Finborough Road,” a spokesperson said earlier on Tuesday.

“Our officers are on their way. Old Brompton Road is currently closed heading eastbound while emergency services deal with the incident. Traffic will be busier than usual.”

It comes a day after a 56-year-old woman was killed in a collision with a bus at Victoria bus station on Monday morning.

Officers with the Met Police have appealed for witnesses to the collision, which occurred shortly before 9am.

A 46-year-old woman who was driving the bus has since been discharged.

Reports suggested a Number 13 double-decker bus crashed into a shelter at the busy transport hub.