RSS
London SE1 website team

Drama at Lambeth Palace as bus knocks down part of garden wall

Five people were injured when part of the historic wall of Lambeth Palace Garden was demolished by an out-of-control bus on Thursday lunchtime.

Drama at Lambeth Palace as bus knocks down part of garden wall
Drama at Lambeth Palace as bus knocks down part of garden wall
Drama at Lambeth Palace as bus knocks down part of garden wall

These pictures show how the bus demolished a section of the garden wall and flattened a lamp post in Lambeth Palace Road.

Lambeth Palace Road was closed to traffic in both directions whilst fire crews and police dealt with the crash.

The bus is a single-deck Mercedes Citaro on route 507 between Waterloo and Victoria. It is operated by Go-Ahead London.

Five people were taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service.

The incident comes just a week before Pope Benedict XVI is due to visit the London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Just over a month ago a rubbish truck overturned at the nearby Lambeth Bridge roundabout.

The SE1 website is supported by people like you

Please join our membership scheme or sponsor an hour of local reporting so we can survive


You can also make a small payment to say 'thank you' for this article with Tibit:

This article on a map

Map

Keep up with SE1 news

We have three email newsletters for you to choose from: