Woman, 26, dies in crash between National Express coach and Zipcar in London

22 December 2019, 10:37 | Updated: 22 December 2019, 11:56

Emergency services at the scene in the small hours of this morning
Emergency services at the scene in the small hours of this morning. Picture: Snapchat

By Asher McShane

A 26-year-old woman has died and three people have been injured after a fireball crash on a street in London in the early hours of this morning.

The rear-seat passenger of the grey Volkswagen Polo car died at the scene and the female driver is in a critical condition, the Metropolitan Police said.

The crash between a Zipcar and National Express coach occurred at around 4.30 am today in Queenstown Road in south west London, near Battersea Park.

Two other people suffered minor injuries.

The driver was rushed to a trauma unit as a priority.

A Met Police statement said: "Officers, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended the scene.

"One occupant of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Another occupant of the car is being treated at the scene."

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 4.32am this morning to a road traffic collision involving a coach and a car on Chelsea Bridge.

"We sent three ambulance crews, an advanced paramedic, a team leader, an incident response officer and our Hazardous Area Response Team.

"We also dispatched an advance trauma team from London's Air Ambulance which consists of a paramedic and a doctor in a car.

Despite the best efforts of our medics, one patient sadly died at the scene.

"We took a second patient to a major trauma centre as a priority.”

“We treated two further patients for minor injuries: we took one of them to hospital and the other was discharged at the scene."

National Express said in a statement that one of their passengers was taken to hospital following the crash.

“One of our vehicles on the A3 service from Gatwick to London Victoria was involved in an incident with a car on Queenstown Road in the early hours this morning.

“One passenger was taken to hospital and all other passengers were safely transferred to a replacement vehicle for onward travel.

“Emergency services attended the scene and we will continue to provide every assistance with the ongoing investigation. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the occupant of the car, who sadly passed away.”

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