One person is dead and three others badly injured after a National Express coach crashed into a car in south London.

The collision took place on Queenstown Road in Battersea, south London, at 4.30am this morning, triggering a huge blaze.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene, where one of the Zipcar’s passengers was pronounced dead.

Another casualty was rushed to a major trauma centre, while another two passengers were treated for minor injuries.

A Met Police spokesman said: "Officers, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade attended the scene.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene, with one of the Zipcar’s passengers pronounced dead

"One occupant of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Another occupant of the car is being treated at the scene."

The London Ambulance Service added in a statement: “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."

Another casualty was rushed to a major trauma centre, while another two passengers were treated for minor injuries

Queenstown Road was afterwards blocked in both directions between Queens Circus and Chelsea Bridge.

London Fire Brigade confirmed crews from Chelsea and Lambeth attended 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."

Dramatic pictures show fire engulfing the vehicles

Earlier this month, three people were injured after a car crashed onto a pavement in Stratford.

A woman in her 30s sustained head injuries and two men received minor injuries after the car collided with them outside Stratford Shopping Centre in east London.

Met Police were called at 8.49am to Great Eastern Road on December 14.