Traffic at a standstill after serious collision in Bromley that left three injured

There was a severe crash in Bromley yesterday

There was a severe crash in Bromley yesterday

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Investigations are continuing into an accident in Bromley yesterday (March 26) that left three people injured and traffic at a standstill. 

A woman was said to be suffering life-threatening injuries as a result of the crash, which saw a London Ambulance Service (LAS) vehicle and a car collide near Waitrose just before 2pm.

Masons Hill was closed between Kentish Way and Holmesdale Road, causing severe traffic, while a number of buses were diverted. 

The roads were clogged up for hours as police investigated.

A Twitter user described "traffic chaos" in a tweet, mentioning a meeting with well-known social media personality 'The Artist Taxi Driver' had to be postponed.

He posted: "There was a serious accident in Bromley which caused traffic chaos so @chunkymark couldn't get to me. We'll reschedule the interview."

The severe casualty was taken to King's College Hospital in Denmark Hill as a priority - a Bromley Police spokesman has reported her injuries are now not thought to be life-threatening. 

Two other people, a man and a woman, went to the Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough.

The brother of one of the people hurt in the crash, Billy Milhotra, said at the scene: "They called me and I rushed from work. I am a bit worried."

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman reported yesteday: "A woman was treated for back pain and was taken to the Princess Royal University Hospital.

"A man suffered a chest injury and was taken to the Princess Royal University Hospital.

"A third patient, a woman, suffered neck, back and head injuries. She was taken to King's College Hospital as a priority."

Read our coverage and see more images from yesterday here

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6:51pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Chelyabinsk says...

It is time dashboard cameras are fitted to public service vehicles
to monitor, prevent and prosecute excessive speed reckless driving in 30mph built up areas.

The LAS has not made a public statement of apology for this accident and the injuries caused. Or for the severe disruption caused in Bromley town centre. Nor has it revealed what was the emergency was that they were speeding to.
It is time dashboard cameras are fitted to public service vehicles to monitor, prevent and prosecute excessive speed reckless driving in 30mph built up areas. The LAS has not made a public statement of apology for this accident and the injuries caused. Or for the severe disruption caused in Bromley town centre. Nor has it revealed what was the emergency was that they were speeding to. Chelyabinsk
  • Score: -28

7:07pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Marty1979 says...

Having spouted rubbish on the original article why do you need to start here?

Why should the ambulance service apologise - you are assuming they were at fault

Traffic chaos could have been caused by a collision involving a couple of cars, would you demand they apologise?

What have LAS ever done to offend you?
Having spouted rubbish on the original article why do you need to start here? Why should the ambulance service apologise - you are assuming they were at fault Traffic chaos could have been caused by a collision involving a couple of cars, would you demand they apologise? What have LAS ever done to offend you? Marty1979
  • Score: 6

1:04am Sat 29 Mar 14

High tide says...

Chelyabinsk wrote:
It is time dashboard cameras are fitted to public service vehicles
to monitor, prevent and prosecute excessive speed reckless driving in 30mph built up areas.

The LAS has not made a public statement of apology for this accident and the injuries caused. Or for the severe disruption caused in Bromley town centre. Nor has it revealed what was the emergency was that they were speeding to.
Whilst everyone is entitled to an opinion, and able to air their views, it appears from your views that you have been posting, that. It you fall into one of two camps.
1. You were either there at the time, or know a lot more information than you are letting on?
If that indeed is the case then please enlighten us all!
2. Your are just full of crap and have no respect for those involved in this accident? I tend to favour this is where you sit.

Hopefully everyone involved are recovering well!

You have been very opinionated and slagged off the LAS, however your ignorance shines through, would you really want the LAS to poodle through the streets if you or a member of your family was ill or injured, or god forbid in a life threatening situation, I rather think not!

The LAS do not need a camera fitted to the dashboards of their vehicles, they are all fitted to the equivalent of a black box, just as the police also have fitted in their vehicles. These record speed, sirens, lights, indicators etc etc, all the data would have been downloaded and examined. It will be then along with any witness statements that the truth will out to the cause of this accident.
Perhaps until then you should withhold you judgement on blame.

The LAS are there to help all, even you !! should you ever need them, I wonder what your opinion would be if they were there a couple of minutes late??!!
[quote][p][bold]Chelyabinsk[/bold] wrote: It is time dashboard cameras are fitted to public service vehicles to monitor, prevent and prosecute excessive speed reckless driving in 30mph built up areas. The LAS has not made a public statement of apology for this accident and the injuries caused. Or for the severe disruption caused in Bromley town centre. Nor has it revealed what was the emergency was that they were speeding to.[/p][/quote]Whilst everyone is entitled to an opinion, and able to air their views, it appears from your views that you have been posting, that. It you fall into one of two camps. 1. You were either there at the time, or know a lot more information than you are letting on? If that indeed is the case then please enlighten us all! 2. Your are just full of crap and have no respect for those involved in this accident? I tend to favour this is where you sit. Hopefully everyone involved are recovering well! You have been very opinionated and slagged off the LAS, however your ignorance shines through, would you really want the LAS to poodle through the streets if you or a member of your family was ill or injured, or god forbid in a life threatening situation, I rather think not! The LAS do not need a camera fitted to the dashboards of their vehicles, they are all fitted to the equivalent of a black box, just as the police also have fitted in their vehicles. These record speed, sirens, lights, indicators etc etc, all the data would have been downloaded and examined. It will be then along with any witness statements that the truth will out to the cause of this accident. Perhaps until then you should withhold you judgement on blame. The LAS are there to help all, even you !! should you ever need them, I wonder what your opinion would be if they were there a couple of minutes late??!! High tide
  • Score: 4

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