Chamberlayne Road bus crash: ‘Miracle’ nobody was seriously injured says estate agent after double-decker hits shop
PUBLISHED: 11:32 14 December 2018 | UPDATED: 11:32 14 December 2018
Staff at Daniels Estate Agents said it was a “miracle” nobody was hurt when a bus ploughed into the shop in Chamberlayne Road.
The number 28 bus hit the shop at around 3.30pm, metres away from where it starts its route between Kensal Rise and Mapleton Road in Wandsworth.
According to branch partner Kyle Clark, it nearly missed a young mum and her child.
He said: “It was a miracle no one was seriously injured yesterday. A young mother and her child were incredibly lucky that the bus just missed them.
“The team in our office were obviously shocked when it happened but their thoughts quickly turned to making sure the mother and child and the driver were ok.”
The area was busy at the time with parents and children returning home from school.
Two people were taken to hospital, including the driver. They were injured, but their condition wasn’t life threatening or life changing.
It is not yet known why the bus hit the shop. Transport for London and Tower Transit, who runs the route, have launched an investigation.
Part of the estate agents was damaged by the double-decker, with a video afterwards showing broken glass at the front of the store.
Mr Clarke said: “The area of the office where the bus crashed through is usually where we have informal meetings with clients. But at this time of year we always turn that part of the office over to use as an area for our annual food bank collection campaign. With that in mind we’re extremely thankful as it could have been much worse.”
He also thanked locals who had checked in with staff.
The shop front is now boarded up, and after a long night of work on Thursday the shop has been sorted out. The electrics are also back on.
Bosses at Daniels are planning on carrying out more works between December 21 and January 2, when they close for the New Year.
“Despite yesterday’s incident it’s very much business as usual. We’re still assisting clients who are moving pre-Christmas and we are still continuing our charity foodbank collection,” said Mr Clark.
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