A MAN has been taken to hospital after a double decker bus crashed into a bus shelter outside Tottenham Hale bus station.
The collision occurred on Saturday evening, with police called to the Ferry Lane station at 19.51.
Images from the scene showed the front of the bus badly damaged and the ground covered with glass from the shelter.
London Ambulance service confirmed that a pedestrian was taken to a major trauma centre with leg injuries.
The station has also been closed in the wake of the incident.
One witness tweeted footage that appeared to show crowds gathered around someone lying on the bus loop and wrote: “[L]iterally just witnessed this driver walk straight into the bus stop and a few people.
“I’m shaking from the sound and noise.
“My heart dropped in my stomach.”
It is not yet known what caused the crash.
The TfL Bus Alerts twitter account posted: “CLOSURE. Tottenham Hale Bus Station has been closed due to a collision.”
A later update said that a number of bus routes had been temporarily changed.
Route 41 is now terminating at Seven Sisters Station, route 76 is terminating at Tottenham High Road, and route 192 is terminating Ashley Road.
It added that routes 123, 230, and W4 would not be serving the station and would continue their routes.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 7:51pm today to reports of a road traffic collision involving a pedestrian at Tottenham Hale bus station, Haringey.
“We sent an incident response officer and an ambulance crew to the scene.
“We treated a man at the scene for leg injuries and took him to a major trauma centre.”
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “Police were called to Tottenham Hale bus station on Ferry Lane, at 19:51hrs on Saturday, 7 September to reports of bus crashing into the bus station.
“Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended.
“One man was found injured.
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“He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to hospital.
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