TWO passengers were cut free from the top deck of a bus by firefighters after it careered into a shop.
Ten people were injured and three — including the driver — were taken to hospital in south-west London shortly before 7am yesterday.
Screaming passengers fled as smoke emerged from the bus after it crashed into the Poggenpohl Kitchen Design Centre, Lavender Hill.
The driver of the No.77 travelling towards Waterloo reportedly told a passenger he had blacked out.
Nurse Amy Mullineux, 40, was on the bottom deck and went upstairs to help. ‘There was a lady up there. She was crushed to about her waist. I couldn’t see her legs. I was trying to calm her down. And then someone said there is a fire on the bus, and pulled me downstairs.’
Witnesses reported a ‘massive explosion’ when the crash happened.