A coach crashed into cars and into the side of a building in Westminster this morning (June 16).
Emergency crews were called to Bayswater Road shortly before 10am, with paramedics treating five people for minor injuries and taking another to hospital.
Fire crews say no one was trapped, and the damaged vehicle was removed by Transport for London at around 1pm.
The incident closes both lanes of Bayswater Road at Queensway, causing severe congestion on surrounding roads with traffic backing up to Notting Hill Gate reducing the surrounding roads to
One eyewitness described what he saw to getwestlondon. Tony Harris arrived at the scene after the emergency services. He said: “From what I can see the coach ended up on the wrong side of the road against the building.
“There was a white Mercedes SUV in the middle of the road. You can’t see it from my photo but the front end of it was missing. When I was there there was still someone inside the SUV who they [emergency services] weren’t moving.
“By the looks of it it has also taken out a lamppost, and damaged the sides of two taxis and a van.”
The ambulance service said: “We sent two ambulance crews, an incident response officer and a single responder by car to the scene, with the first of our medics arriving in under five minutes.
“We checked over five patients at the scene for minor injuries and took one to hospital.”
The Met added that the coach driver sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene by paramedics.