Firefighters rescued a woman who was trapped after a bus ploughed into a parked car and a restaurant in Crystal Palace during the morning rush hour.

A white Nissan was left sandwiched between a lamppost and the single-decker bus, which crashed in Westow Hill at around 6.30am today (September 23).

Two fire crews and a fire rescue unit from London Fire Brigade were called to help free a woman, believed to be in her 50s, who became trapped.

She was taken to Croydon University Hospital suffering from minor injuries. 

Pictures from the scene show the 322 bus wedged against the car and the front of restaurant Thai Crystal.

Transport for London is investigating.

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The Nissan was left sandwiched between the bus and a lamppost (Photo: Mayan Kurdi)

Westow Hill was closed until around 8am as the road was cleared.

Buses may be delayed by up to 20 minutes following the collision.

A Met Police spokesman said: “Police were called at 6.30am to Westow Hill, Crystal Palace following reports that a bus collided with a parked car before colliding with a building.

“Officers and London Fire Brigade attended.”

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The 322 bus crashed at around 6.30am this morning (Photo: Mayan Kurdi)

Tony Akers, TfL's bus operations manager, said: "At around 6:30am this morning a route 322 single decked bus, operated by London General, was involved in a collision with a parked car and a building on Westow Hill, SE19.  

"Emergency services attended the scene and there will be a full investigation into the incident."

More to follow.

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