Passengers trapped on the top deck of a bus after it crashed in Bromley town centre were rescued by emergency services this afternoon.

The crash happened at around 2.45pm in Widmore Road, near intu Bromley.

The bus is said to have hit a glass canopy outside the shopping centre.

Simon Ashman, who works at B&J Fisheries and saw the aftermath of the crash, told News Shopper he saw around three people removed from the top deck by firefighters using an aerial ladder.

He said: "Everybody has been removed off the top deck.

"They had to remove the window of the bus to get the people out. 

"Then the paramedics went up there.

"I saw a woman being stretchered away with an oxygen mask on her.

"I heard a rumour about part of the glass structure going into her leg."

Emergency services said earlier they were on the scene with crews rescuing a passenger trapped on the top deck of the bus by the nature of their injuries.

They confirmed a woman was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service.

A spokesman for the London Fire Brigade said: "Two fire engines, a fire rescue unit and 15 firefighters were called to the collision involving a bus and bus shelter on Widmore Road.

"An aerial ladder platform is also at the scene.

"Crews from Bromley, Beckenham and Lewisham fire stations are attending the incident along with London Ambulance Service and the Metropolitan Police."

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