A tower of scaffolding collapsed in a busy London high street today, smashing into the side of a double decker bus.
Firefighters hailed a “miracle” when no one was injured by the falling metal poles on Monday morning.
The scaffolding, in Peckham Road, was left propped up on the side of the 345 bus, which had been on its way from Peckham, south-east London, to Kensington.
Authorities are investigating what caused the structure to collapse at around 11.15am. Blustery winds of 20mph had been forecast for the capital through the morning.
A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said the scene has now been made safe.
A202 Peckham Rd is blocked E/B nr Rye Lane due to dangerous scaffolding. Traffic being controlled past the scene, pic.twitter.com/DuCSohQBCL— TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) March 2, 2015
Peckham Road was closed after the incident but has since reopened, although Transport for London warned of congestion as a lane of the road remains shut.Reuse content