One dead and multiple casualties as National Express coach erupts in flames London

ONE PERSON has died and three others injured after a crash between a National Express coach and a car in Queenstown Road, south west London, in the early hours of this morning.

The two vehicles were ungulfed in flames after the fatal collision, which involved a National Express coach and a Zipcar.

Emergency vehicles rushed to the scene, with one person pronounced dead on arrival.

Another person was injured and rushed to hospital in a serious condition following the incident, which happened at about 4.30am this morning.

Two other passengers were treated for minor injuries.

London Ambulance crews confirmed three ambulance crews and an advanced trauma team were all rushed to the scene.

A spokesperson said: “Despite the best efforts of our medics, one patient sadly died at the scene. We took a second patient to a major trauma centre as a priority.

“We treated two further patients for minor injuries: we took one of them to hospital and the other was discharged at the scene.”

Following the incident, police shut Queenstown Road in both directions between Queens Circus and Chelsea Bridge.

London Fire Brigade confirmed crews from Chelsea and Lambeth both rushed to the scene.

A spokesman said: “We were called to a car in collision with a coach.
“The car and the coach were completely destroyed by fire.”