Londoner Dies in Double-Decker Crash

Bus runs into tree, killing bystander and injuring 19
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2008 9:14 AM CDT
A damaged double decked bus is seen after it crashed into a tree near to Tower Bridge in London, Tuesday, May 20, 2008. One person was killed and 19 others injured in the incident. No other vehicle was...   (AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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(Newser) – A double-decker bus crashed into a tree this morning near Tower Bridge, one of London's most famous landmarks, leaving one woman dead and 19 people injured. The victim was believed to be a pedestrian in her early 20s. Bystanders told the Times of London that
the bus windows had been smashed and that the top deck of the bus had "pretty much caved in."