Six people were taken to hospital after a collision between a car and a bus yesterday evening.

The accident happened at about 5.15pm yesterday, on Western Road in Mitcham.

Firefighters from Mitcham fire station were called to the scene and had to cut a 45-year-old man out of his car.

Another person who had also been travelling in the same car, is believed to have suffered neck injuries and was helped out by firefighters before being taken to hospital.

Five passengers who were travelling on the single decker bus were also treated by London Ambulance, who sent a single responder in a car, six ambulance crews and a duty manager to the scene.

A spokeswoman for London Ambulance said: "Our staff treated a number of patients a the scene and took six to hospital.

"One male patient, reported to be 52-year-old, was treated for chest pain, collared and boarded and taken to St George's trauma centre as a priority.

"Two female patients were treated for back pain, and three further patients were treated for arm injuries and back pain. All five were also taken to St George's Hospital."

Did you see what happened? Contact the newsdesk on 0208 722 6353 or email