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LAST_UPDATEWed, 22 Nov 2017 9am

[Video] London Bus Ploughs Into Cars, People Heard Shouting ‘Stop!’

London’s most iconic red double-decker bus now has one of its drivers blushing red as he crashed into vehicles when he failed to slow down on the road – despite passengers pleading for him to stop.

Though there have been no arrests, the incident that occurred around 4.40pm in Hackney, East London, yesterday (Nov 9), saw two people sustaining minor injuries, according to the police.

Footage posted online showed the number 254 crashing into an SUV and ploughing two other cars – with all vehicles badly damaged by the incident, while the bus had its windscreen smashed.

The horrific ordeal saw panic passengers and bystanders screaming “STOP!”, though the driver who is seemingly unaware of the crash, proceeds to ram the vehicles in front of it.

A Transport for London spokesman confirmed the incident saying, “At approximately 4.30pm today a 254 double deck bus operated by Arriva, collided with three cars in Lower Clapton Rd between the Lea Bridge roundabout and Cricketfield Rd, E5. An investigation is underway.'”

Eyewitnesses claim seeing one car, with a baby inside, being pushed hundreds of yards down the road, and passengers on board tried stopping the driver but he did not stop straight away, Daily Mail reports.

As the footage goes viral, photos from the scene also show shocked passengers and pedestrians gathering on the pavement as the police speak with the bus driver.

Why the driver collided with the vehicles or failed to stop remains unclear.

Online, many tried reasoning out the possibilities of what took place.

“The bus driver had a mechanical fault and all the passengers seemed to care about was getting off at their stop as they all pleaded with him to stop, completely selfish!,” one netizen commented.

“Bus drivers have to stick to a time table, if they are late they are penalised with loss of wages , and passengers complain. The guy was just trying to keep to the time table that the operator had laid down for all drivers,” said a man from Edinburgh.

“Bus and lorry drivers are horrible on the road, pulling out in front of you, intimidating....they completely take advantage of the size of their vehicle regardless of who you are and how many children you have in the car. It has to stop,” another netizen wrote.

“I assume the bus driver will have to undertake a full medical before being allowed drive on the roads again,” Shonie from Shropshire said.

 

 

-mD