East London bus crash: One dead and 13 injured after collision with car in Clapton

Collision happened in Lea Bridge Road at 2.20am

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A man has died and 13 people were injured when a car collided with a night bus in London.

The man, believed to be in his 20s, was one of four men in the car when it was involved in an accident with a bus in Clapton, east London, at around 2.20am today.

The three others in the car were also injured, one critically, while 10 people on the N38 bus were treated as “walking wounded”, Scotland Yard said, and some were taken to hospital.

The bus was travelling towards Whipps Cross when the accident happened in Lea Bridge Road, at the junction with Essex Wharf.

Paramedics treated bus passengers before a number of the injured were taken to hospital by another bus. It is believed they all received minor injuries.

A police spokesman said: "One man who was in the car was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.

"Another man who was in the car was taken to an east London hospital where his condition is described as critical.

"Two men who were in the back of the car suffered injuries. They are in a serious but stable condition after and are being treated at an east London hospital.

"The four men in the car are believed to be in their early to mid-20s. We await further details."

Police said that no one had been arrested and inquiries into the cause of the collision were taking place.

Roads from Chatsworth Road with the junction of Lea Bridge Road to Orient Way with the junction with Lea Bridge Road were closed and motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Anyone with information or who witnessed the collision is asked to call police on 101.