A van flipped upside down and crashed into a bollard next to a Bermondsey pub on June 12 after a collision with a car on St James’s Road.
Drinkers inside the St James of Bermondsey pub were shocked as the scene developed at around 6:20pm.
Lisa Anderson, who has worked at the pub for five months, said that if it wasn’t raining people would have been hit outside, and if the bollard weren’t there the van would have “come into the pub”.
She said: “Everyone was watching it. Luckily it was raining and everyone was inside otherwise they would have been hit.
“If that bollard wasn’t there too it would have been a different story as it would have come into the pub.”
Police told the News that both drivers suffered only minor injuries and that no arrests were made.