A 26-YEAR-OLD woman was killed and three others badly injured after a fiery crash unfolded in South West London in the early hours of this morning.
A National Express coach and a Zip Car were completely destroyed by the blaze after colliding head-on while driving on Queenstown Road about 4.30am. Emergency crews rushed to the scene, with the back seat passenger of the Zip Car – a grey VW Polo – tragically killed.
The female driver of the car remains in hospital in a critical condition.
Another two passengers were treated for minor injuries. Footage of the scene show a blaze erupt between the two vehicles as fire crews work to control it. National Express confirmed one of their vehicles on the A3 service from Gatwick to London Victoria was involved in the crash.
They said: “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.”
Zipcar said they were “shocked and saddened” by the crash, confirming they were working with Met Police into their investigation.
Following the incident, police shut Queenstown Road in both directions between Queens Circus and Chelsea Bridge. Below, is a picture of the National coach involved in the crash, as you can see, its completely destroyed.