08 January 2020 00:34
Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from getwestlondon - MySouthLondon News Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Three people have been taken to hospital after a car collided with the beloved Blackheath tea hut. Thankfully their injuries are not believed to be serious. The crash happened at around 7pm on Tuesday (January 7) on Shooters Hill Road. Photos from the scene show debris strewn over the Heath. The tea hut has always been popular for motorists driving through South-East London.
The road was temporarily closed and bus diversions are in place. You can follow live updates from the scene on our blog. How to contact MyLondon with a news story If you have a story which you believe we should know about, there are lots of ways you can get in touch with us: Call our newsdesk on 0207 293 2526 Email us on [email protected] Message us on our Facebook page including the pages for North, East, South and West London DM us on our Twitter account Were you at the scene? Did you see what happened? Please get in touch at [email protected] Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from kentlive - Daily Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Three people are in hospital after a car smashed into a historical tea hut beloved by travellers on the A2 in Greenwich.
Blackheath Tea Hut on Shooters Hill Road was hit by the vehicle around 7pm this evening (January 7). According to police, three were taken to hospital but their injuries are not thought to be serious. The hut - which is open 24 hours - has been standing in the same spot for 100 years. Images shared online from the scene showed the crash had showered debris across the Heath. London's Metropolitan Special Constabulary tweeted: "Sad evening for local officers, the Blackheath Tea Hut is no more. "Traffic is busy in the area, please allow for extra time if nearby." The venue has been open to customers since 1924 and is a popular stop for motorists driving through South East London. Following the incident the road was temporarily closed and bus diversions were put in place. A spokeperson for the London Ambulance Service: "LAS was called at 7.03pm by a member of the public to reports that a car had collided with the tea hut on Shooters Hill Road, Blackheath. "We sent a number of resources to the scene including three ambulances where we treated three people and then took them to hospital. "Their injuries are not believed to be serious." Fans of the refreshment stand have set up a GoFundMe page to help restore it.