CCTV footage from inside a shop shows the moment a London bus crashed through a front window in Lavender Hill earlier yesterday.
Several people were injured when the number 77 bus smashed into the Poggenpohl Kitchen Showroom close to Clapham Junction train station at around 7am.
Ten people were treated by London Ambulance Service including the driver of the bus who was taken to hospital.
A nurse on the scene said that the driver had told her that he had blacked and did not remember hitting anything.
Footage sent to Metro.co.uk by the showroom shows the moment the bus crashes through the front window – destroying the camera in the process.
Prior to the incident, the road appears to be calm, with only one car passing the shop.
Before the bus hits the glass, a lamppost comes crashing down onto the pavement.
Firefighters had to cut at least one woman out of the side of the bus and a crane was used in the evacuation of the top deck.
Andrew Matthews, 34, of Wandsworth Town, said he was one of around a dozen passengers on the bus.
He said: ‘I was on the top floor at the back, fortunately. I noticed the bus drifting. I heard a smash and saw the roof of the shop going through (the bus) from the front left. It went to the fourth or fifth row.
‘I wedged myself in, bracing myself. As soon as the bus came to a stop there was yelling, screaming.
‘I noticed a lady wedged in the front right-hand side. She was screaming for help. There was a lot of blood.’
Nurse Amy Mullineux, 40, of Wandsworth Common, was also on the bus and said the driver told her he had lost consciousness before the crash.
‘I spoke to him. He said he blacked out before the bus hit the shop. He doesn’t remember hitting anything. The paramedic told me they think he had some kind of fit.’
Witnesses reported seeing smoke coming from under the bus.
A spokesman for Metropolitan Police told Metro.co.uk: ‘We are still appealing for any witnesses.