London news: Orpington bus driver died a hero for dodging pile up in horror ...

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PUBLISHED: 08:29, Sat, Nov 2, 2019 | UPDATED: 08:38, Sat, Nov 2, 2019

Kenneth MatchamDriver Kenneth Matcham, 60 (Image: NC)

Kenneth Matcham, 60, was "catapulted" from his vehicle as he tried to avoid hitting a car that had crashed into another bus. Fifteen people were injured in the incident, which saw the grandfather-of-seven's 358 bus smash through a garden wall. Residents who saw the crash claim Mr Matcham's actions saved countless lives. A 69-year-old, who gave his name as Mr Sharp, said: "The driver was catapulted from the 358. He saved everyone on the bus. He swerved to miss, but lost his life in the process."

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Mr Sharp's 72-year-old wife told how she called the emergency services after seeing people "lying in the road" and said: "It was like a war zone."

The crash - which also involved an R11 bus and a black Skoda Fabia - took place on Sevenoaks Road in Orpington, south-east London. Neighbours said the car had been travelling down The Avenue

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