Two people have been taken to hospital and five treated at the scene after the roof of a bus was ripped off in Holborn, central London.
Eyewitness reports suggest the bus, a number 91, was damaged when it hit a tree. The accident appears to have taken place on Kingsway, by the corner of Sardinia Street.
Emergency services were soon on the scene, and all reported that, incredibly given the damage caused to the vehicle, injuries had been minor.
We are at the scene of an RTC involving a bus on Kingsway. We've treated five patients for minor injuries. 2 patients were taken to hopsital— London Ambulance (@Ldn_Ambulance) February 2, 2015
📍We have an ambulance, duty officer & @LAS_CycleTeam at the Kingsway RTC assessing 2 patients with minor injuries, luckily no one else hurt— LAS Resilience Team (@LAS_TacAdvisor) February 2, 2015
Transport for London has not issued a statement, although its travel alert service tweeted that Kingsway was closed southbound “due to a collision”.
Routes 59, 68, 91, 168, 188, 243, 521 and X68 are subject to diversion and delays at Kingsway, WC2 due to a road traffic collision.— TfL Bus Alerts (@TfLBusAlerts) February 2, 2015
Bystanders have tweeted a number of photos revealing the extent of the damage, with the roof having clearly come off.
Something bad happened to a London bus here on Holborn st. That's the top of the bus where is isn't supposed to be. pic.twitter.com/cxr1HGuJHC— Jennifer Pahlka (@pahlkadot) February 2, 2015
A knife has sliced off the top of a bus in Holborn, london... pic.twitter.com/qYDIHHehOV— Alejandra Diaz (@AlejaDC) February 2, 2015