Croydon bus crash: driver involved in collision which injured 20 is released as investigation continues

Bus Crash in Croydon Pic: @Nicole16478872

The bus driver who crashed into West Croydon bus station and injured 20 people has been released, but remains under investigation.

The Metropolitan Police said officers arrested the driver on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after he failed a roadside drugs screening test.

The man, who is in his 60s, was taken to a south London police station and has since been released.

Emergency services were called to Station Road bus garage at 12.20pm on Sunday after a 198 route double decker bus collided with a car, another bus and a bus shelter .

The London Ambulance Service said 20 people were treated at the scene and 18 were taken to hospital with mostly minor injuries.

A girl, believed to be aged 15, was a passenger on the route 198 bus. She was treated at the scene for injuries before being taken to a South London hospital where she was said to be in a ‘stable condition’.

Emergency services at West Croydon bus station vid: iSkills xD

Steve Reed, Labour & Co-op MP for Croydon North, tweeted: “Hope and pray the young woman hit by a bus and others affected at Croydon bus station will be ok – horrific incident requires full investigation into how this could happen.”

Bus crash in Croydon Pic: @Nicole16478872

Officers, London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance were present at the scene.

Enquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit (SCIU). Anyone with information is asked to call the SCIU on 0208 285 1574 or the police on 101.

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