A bus driver has been released from hospital with 'bumps and bruises' after being involved in a fatal accident on the Leyton border with Clapton

The driver of a bus involved in a fatal accident this morning has been released from hospital

One man travelling in the car died, while another is in a critical condition

Bus driver out of hospital after fatal accident

Bus driver out of hospital after fatal accident

Bus driver out of hospital after fatal accident

Bus driver out of hospital after fatal accident

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The driver of a bus involved in a fatal accident this morning has been released from hospital.

The N38 service collided with a car in Lea Bridge Road, just outside of the Lea Valley Ice Centre in Leyton, at around 2.20am.

One man was killed and another passenger is in a critical condition.

Two men in the back of the car were also injured.

All four men are believed to be in their early to mid-20s, but further details are yet to be released.

Ambulance crews also treated around 10 passengers who were on the bus for minor injuries.

Police at the scene this morning confirmed that the driver of the bus is out of hospital after suffering “bumps and bruises”.

The road has now been re-opened to traffic and the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Chadwell Heath is investigating.

Mateo Andres Castrillon, 18, was killed yards from the scene of the latest crash on Easter Sunday in 2012.

His motorbike was in collision with a car at the junction of Lea Bridge Road and Chatsworth Road. Anyone witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call the police non-emergency line on 101.

Transport for London has been asked to comment.

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11:28am Wed 4 Jun 14

coshgirl66 says...

This stretch of Lea Bridge Road is an absolute nightmare. Not suggesting speed was a factor in this incident, but drivers use the bus lane as a racetrack to undertake traffic after 7pm. As someone that cycles this route daily to and from work, I've lost count of the number of times I've had to get out of the way of speeding drivers there.
This stretch of Lea Bridge Road is an absolute nightmare. Not suggesting speed was a factor in this incident, but drivers use the bus lane as a racetrack to undertake traffic after 7pm. As someone that cycles this route daily to and from work, I've lost count of the number of times I've had to get out of the way of speeding drivers there. coshgirl66
  • Score: 5

6:26pm Wed 4 Jun 14

Stevo98 says...

The bus driver reportedly told a colleague the cars had been racing at speeds between 90mph and 110mph — and the colleague then texted a description to other bus drivers.

It read: “The N38 was travelling towards Walthamstow at 20mph. Two cars were racing at between 90mph and 110mph as the N38 was approaching an island.

“The gap was closing in as one car tried to take over another car, where the car went head on with the bus.

“One passenger in the car flew through the windscreen, the driver died and the passenger survived.”

Shame that innocent people got hurt.
The bus driver reportedly told a colleague the cars had been racing at speeds between 90mph and 110mph — and the colleague then texted a description to other bus drivers. It read: “The N38 was travelling towards Walthamstow at 20mph. Two cars were racing at between 90mph and 110mph as the N38 was approaching an island. “The gap was closing in as one car tried to take over another car, where the car went head on with the bus. “One passenger in the car flew through the windscreen, the driver died and the passenger survived.” Shame that innocent people got hurt. Stevo98
  • Score: 4

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