Three people have been taken to hospital after a car crashed into a lamppost in New Cross.

The incident happened in New Cross Road at 11.40am yesterday (July 19).

Officers and London Ambulance Service crews attended and found four people injured.

They were treated at the scene and three of them were taken to hospital for further treatment.

Their injuries were later assessed as not life-threatening. 

A spokesperson for Metropolitan Police said: "Police were called to New Cross Road, SE14, at 11.40am on Wednesday, 19 July to reports of a road traffic collision.

"Officers attended and found a car had been involved in a collision with a lamppost, which had then fallen onto a bus.

"Three people were injured but their condition has been assessed as non life-threatening.

A spokesperson for London Ambulance Service said: “We were called yesterday (19 July) at 11.40am to reports of a road traffic collision on New Cross Road, SE14.

“We sent a number of resources to the scene, including four ambulance crews, an incident response officer, and two medics in fast-response cars.

“We treated four people at the scene and took three of them to hospital.”