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Firefighters attended a road traffic collision after a double decker bus crashed into a shop on a junction of Harlesden High Street and Manor Park Road in Harlesden this afternoon.
Fire crews assisted London Ambulance Service crews with 17 people who were injured. Sixteen were taken to hospital with one further person was treated at the scene.
Four people in the shop were uninjured but had to be rescued by fire crews using ladders as they were stuck after the bus blocked the entrance.
Station Manager Sam Kazmanli said:
“The building was severely damaged so a cordon was put in place and people were evacuated from the area. Firefighters worked quickly to ensure there were no additional casualties.”
The Brigade was called at 1408 and the incident was over at 1823. Firefighters from Park Royal, Stanmore and Wembley fire stations were in attendance. The cause of the collision is not known at this stage.