Moment bus is engulfed by flames on busy road in rush hour after a car ploughed into the back of it
This is the shocking moment a bus burst into flames after a car crashed into the back of it during the morning rush hour.
Footage shows the back of the red TfL bus engulfed in flames on the Ewell bypass, in Surrey, with thick grey smoke billowing from the vehicle’s windows.
Behind the bus is a blue car which is also on fire with flames bursting from the driver’s side door.
This is the shocking moment a bus burst into flames after a car crashed into the back of it
The front bumper appears to be hanging off after crashing into the bus, which is stopped at a bus stop on the bypass, also known as the A240.
AA Traffic news reports that traffic is queuing in the area due to road being closed as a result of the crash and that bus route 406 is on detour.
Emergency services can be heard arriving on scene in the background of the video which was taken shortly after 7.20am this morning.
It is unknown if anybody was injured during the incident and the cause of the fire is unknown
Surrey Police confirmed there were only minor injuries involved and that the road remained closed.
A spokesman said: ‘The A240 Kingston Road is closed outside the Queen Adelaide pub travelling towards Epsom due to an RTC resulting in a fire.
‘Minor injuries only. The fire is out and recovery is on its way. Please find an alternative route.’
The fire was extinguished within an hour of the incident being reported and photos from the scene show both vehicles have suffered extensive fire damage.
The fire was extinguished about an hour after the incident was first reported, police have said
A spokesman for Surrey Fire and Rescue: ‘We received a call this morning around 07.05am to a report of an RTC on Kingston Road, Ewell.
‘Two fire engines were sent, arriving at the scene around 07.15am. Two cars and a bus had been involved in a collision. One of the cars and the bus had also caught fire.
‘The incident was cleared and crews left the scene around 08.25am.’
TfL have been contacted.