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Bus crashes into lamppost near Buckingham Palace

The double decker vehicle’s windscreen was smashed in the collision.

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A police van attends the scene where a bus collided with a lamppost in London (Kathryn Younger/PA)

A police van attends the scene where a bus collided with a lamppost in London (Kathryn Younger/PA)

A police van attends the scene where a bus collided with a lamppost in London (Kathryn Younger/PA)

A bus has been severely damaged after crashing into a lamppost near Buckingham Palace.

The vehicle’s windscreen was smashed in the collision around 150 metres from the London landmark, at the junction of Buckingham Palace Road and Victoria Street.

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Damage to a bus that was in collision with a lamppost in London

Damage to a bus that was in collision with a lamppost in London

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Damage to a bus that was in collision with a lamppost in London

The route 16 bus was a double decker operated by Metroline for Transport for London.

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said the incident was reported at 5.55am and there were “no serious injuries”.

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