A DOUBLE decker bus driver had to be carried off the vehicle on his seat after a crash in Bexleyheath today (November 12).

The man was driving along Broadway when his bus was hit from behind by a Nissan Micra near the junction of Sandford Road at around 11.35am.

He was complaining of severe neck pains so firefighters removed the security screen in the driver’s cab so he could be lifted out by ambulance crews.

There was not enough space to do this safely so firefighters went underneath the bus to undo the bolts holding the seat down so it could be lifted out.

After the man, believed to be in his 40s, was freed from the bus he was put on a spinal board and taken to Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, by ambulance.

The woman car driver, believed to be in her 60s, managed to get herself out but was also complaining of neck pains.

She was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich.

The road was closed while emergency services worked at the scene.

If anyone has any images of this incident, please email them to awoods@london.newsquest.co.uk.