A hero bus driver reportedly stopped a high-speed police chase this afternoon when he swerved into the path of a runaway truck.
Officers were pursuing a vehicle in Sidcup, south London, at around 12.30pm, when the bus driver took matters into his own hands.
The double-decker 132 to North Greenwich is said to have swerved and blocked the roadway.
The truck, which hit several other cars during the chase, was then forced to stop.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, eye-witness Tracey Emmerton said: ‘The truck was using both sides of the road. I have no idea while it was being chased.
‘It seems the bus driver pulled in front of the van to stop it and then it was blocked either side by the police cars.
‘It looked like the police had someone in the back of the car when we passed and I think they were giving some first aid.’
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: ‘Police began an authorised pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle that failed to stop for officers at approximately 12:38hrs on Saturday, 11 November.
‘During the course of the pursuit, the vehicle collided with a number of stationary vehicles.
‘A male (no further details) was detained in the Blackfen Road area after decamping from the vehicle following a road traffic collision.’