Storm Eunice: Watch the moment a London bus crashes into a falling tree in Bromley


errifying footage has emerged of a London bus crashing into a falling tree as Storm Eunice caused serious disruption across the capital.

Pictures and video circulated on Twitter and Facebook of the bus crashing into the tree in Biggin Hill, Bromley, causing serious damage to the front of the vehicle.

Dashcam video from an approaching car shows the 320 bus to Catford approaching when a tree suddenly collapses in its path.

The bus’s windscreen smashes on impact as cars behind it break sharply to avoid crashing into the debris.

Witnesses reported to a neighborhood Facebook group the driver and passengers in the bus were shaken but unhurt, according to MyLondon.

Among the other scary Storm Eunice-related incidents in London that have been captured on camera include scaffolding lifting up from a block of flats in Milner Road, Wimbledon.

The road was completely shut off by police after the scaffolding came loose.

A woman in her 30s tragically died after a tree fell on a car in Haringey on Friday afternoon, police said.

Earlier a member of the public suffered “serious injuries” after being struck by debris from a roof in Henley-on-Thames.

Two men were also hospitalized after being injured in similar, separate incidents in south London.

The storm also caused extensive damage to the roof of the O2 Arena.

The sheer number of incidents saw London Fire Brigade raise the alert as it was bombarded with hundreds of 999 calls.

The brigade said on Twitter: “We have declared a major incident in response to the volume of 999 calls being taken about #StormEunice related incidents.

Firefighters are still meeting the needs of our communities, but declaring a major incident allows us to focus our resources.

“We’ve introduced batch mobilization, meaning calls where there is a risk to life are prioritized and crews then attend other calls as non-emergencies when they can.

“Control took 550 calls between 1030 and 1300 – more than the average number usually taken in a 24-hour period.”

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