TWO women have been taken to hospital after an accident involving a lorry and a bus.

Ambulances were called just after 2.20pm to reports of the accident in Woolwich Road, Charlton.

Two ambulances and a single responder were joined at the scene by an air ambulance.

One woman, aged 45, was taken by air to the Royal London Hospital to be treated for arm injuries.

A second woman was taken by ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital with minor head injuries.

Around 20 firefighters attended the scene from Woolwich, Greenwich and Lewisham fire stations.

The woman who injured her arm was trapped on the bus and had to be rescued by firefighters.

The incident has shut Woolwich Road (A206) both ways between Victoria Way and Charlton Church Lane.

The 161 bus route is also being diverted between Charlton Station and East Greenwich via Anchor and Hope Lane, Bugsby's Way and Pear Tree Way.