London bus crashes into several cars as passengers beg driver to stop

A London bus has been filmed crashing into multiple vehicles in east London including a car with a baby inside. Passengers are said to have pleaded with the driver of the number 254 in Hackney to stop when it started hitting the vehicles and a woman was later seen comforting him.

Two people were injured in the collision which was caught on camera. The bus can be seen hitting a 4×4 as it veered across the road near the Ten Ten Kitchen in Lower Clapton Road.

Pictures from the scene show damage to the front of the bus after it eventually came to a standstill - writes

Witnesses described seeing passengers trying to stop the driver who was spoken to by police following the incident. He was not arrested.

Investigations are being carried out to find out why the driver of the bus failed to stop.

Met Police said in a statement: ‘Police were called at approximately 16:40hrs on Thursday, 9 November to Lower Clapton Road, E5 following reports of a Route 254 bus in collision with a number of vehicles.

‘Officers attended. Two people sustained minor injuries. Road closures remain in place. There have been no arrests.’

A TfL spokesman said: ‘At approximately 4.30pm today a 254 double deck bus operated by Arriva, collided with three cars in Lower Clapton Rd between the Lea Bridge roundabout and Cricketfield Rd, E5. An investigation is underway.’
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