When I was feeling that tickle in my throat of the oncoming illness, a helicopter crashed near the Vauxhall tube and bus stations and was only a short 3-400 yards from MI6 headquarters. The pilot and another man on the ground died following the crash.
I arrived on the scene about 90 minutes after the crash and was stuck behind the media cordon. The police offered any media with a proper UK Press Card access at the site for a limited amount of time. Since I don't have a proper card yet, I had to stay put and the first two images are my best from that set.
The remaining photos were taken on various trips I have made using the public transit system in London which is amazing. And I thought Chicago had a good transit system..
|Emergency crews responded to a helicopter crash in Vauxhall on January 16, 2013.
|Met Police commander Neil Basu addresses the media following a helicopter crash in Vauxhall on January 16, 2013.
|A view of the main escalators at the Holborn tube station on January 13, 2013.
|A train arrives at the Finsbury Park station on January 13, 2013.
|A double decker bus passes through a pedestrian crosswalk on Peckham Road in Camberwell on January 22, 2013.