The two vehicles were engulfed in flames after the fatal collision, which involved a National Express coach and a Zipcar. The back seat passenger of the grey VW Polo was killed in the collission and pronounced dead at the scene. The female driver of the car remains in a criticial condition in hospital. Two other passengers were treated for minor injuries.
A woman has died after a National Express coach collided with a car
Transport for London said: “Queenstown Road is blocked in both directions between Queens Circus and Chelsea Bridge due to a collision and subsequent vehicle fire.”
A Met Police statement said: “Officers, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended the scene.
“One occupant of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. Another occupant of the car is being treated at the scene.”
National Express confirmed one of their vehicles on the A3 service from Gatwick to London Victoria was involved in the crash.
Both vehicles burst into flames after the fatal collision
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.
London Ambulance crews confirmed three ambulance crews and an advanced trauma team were all rushed to the scene.
A spokesperson said: “Despite the best efforts of our medics, one patient sadly died at the scene. We took a second patient to a major trauma centre as a priority.
“We treated two further patients for minor injuries: we took one of them to hospital and the other was discharged at the scene.”
Following the incident, police shut Queenstown Road in both directions between Queens Circus and Chelsea Bridge.
London Fire Brigade confirmed crews from Chelsea and Lambeth both rushed to the scene.
A spokesman said: “We were called to a car in collision with a coach.
“The car and the coach were completely destroyed by fire.”