Twelve injured as bus hits tree in London

Picture by Chris Hawksworth / London Ambulance Service

Twelve people were injured when a bus crashed into a tree in east London.

A man is his forties is being treated for a head injury, and a woman in her sixties suffered hip pain after the collision near Manor Park station in Newham.

Another eight people were taken to hospitals in the city for treatment.

Photographs of the single decker red bus, carrying 15 passengers, showed it resting on a grassy verge having hit the tree on its far side.

Police said that no arrests had been made and their inquiries are continuing.

A spokeswoman for London Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 11:59am to reports of a road traffic collision involving a bus and a tree at Manor Park station.

"We sent a number of resources to the scene including six ambulances, four duty officers, our hazardous area response team, London's Air Ambulance and our emergency planning team."

London Fire Brigade also attended the accident.