PICTURES: Elderly woman cut free from car after colliding with hospital-bound bus in Locksbottom

News Shopper: Locksbottom 'bus crash' closes Crofton Road Locksbottom 'bus crash' closes Crofton Road

An elderly woman had to be cut free from her car this afternoon (March 27) after colliding with a hospital-bound bus. 

The 80-year-old was taken to Princess Royal University Hospital (PRU), where the bus was heading to, with a broken arm and cuts and bruises.

London Ambulance Service (LAS) was called to the accident, on Crofton Road, just after 1.30pm. 

The bus driver, 61, was also taken to hospital to receive treatment for a shoulder injury. 

A police sergeant at the scene said: "The bus (R3 service) was travelling towards the hospital and the elderly lady was going towards Orpington.

"Her (woman) roof had to be cut off due to her age - there were fears of internal bleeding but her injuries are not life-threatening."

Resident Trevor Steatham, 64, saw some of the crash debris fly into his front drive - adding he and his wife heard "almighty bang".

He told News Shopper: "I heard a massive crash and almighty bang - my wife was in the greenhouse and heard it too.

"The car must have spun. I came out to see what had happened and luckily an ambulance was passing. 

"It (the car) looks pretty bad. It's amazing that she's not in a worse condition because her car is so smashed up."

Following the incident traffic was delayed moving both directions, with bus routes 63, 336, 353, R2 and R3 all diverted as of around 4pm. 

A police spokesman has said today (March 28) that both casualties have since been released. 

 

 

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4:11pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Petras says...

Usual NS sloppy reporting by a thick hack. Route 63 goes nowhere near Orpington
Usual NS sloppy reporting by a thick hack. Route 63 goes nowhere near Orpington Petras
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9:34am Fri 28 Mar 14

Eagles_Man says...

Petras wrote:
Usual NS sloppy reporting by a thick hack. Route 63 goes nowhere near Orpington
Of course, it was an R3.

But be fair, to get that detail right would involve some hard journalism, like ... looking at the photos.
[quote][p][bold]Petras[/bold] wrote: Usual NS sloppy reporting by a thick hack. Route 63 goes nowhere near Orpington[/p][/quote]Of course, it was an R3. But be fair, to get that detail right would involve some hard journalism, like ... looking at the photos. Eagles_Man
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9:38am Fri 28 Mar 14

Eagles_Man says...

Eagles_Man wrote:
Petras wrote:
Usual NS sloppy reporting by a thick hack. Route 63 goes nowhere near Orpington
Of course, it was an R3.

But be fair, to get that detail right would involve some hard journalism, like ... looking at the photos.
Actually, I've been a bit unfair, it was a reference to the routes diverted. So It would have required some slightly harder journalism like ... knowing the local area, which you can't expect a local paper like the NS to do..
[quote][p][bold]Eagles_Man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Petras[/bold] wrote: Usual NS sloppy reporting by a thick hack. Route 63 goes nowhere near Orpington[/p][/quote]Of course, it was an R3. But be fair, to get that detail right would involve some hard journalism, like ... looking at the photos.[/p][/quote]Actually, I've been a bit unfair, it was a reference to the routes diverted. So It would have required some slightly harder journalism like ... knowing the local area, which you can't expect a local paper like the NS to do.. Eagles_Man
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