A woman has been killed after a horrific incident saw a bus crash into her in central London.
The incident took place at around 12:40pm on Monday, March 7, on Margaret Street.
Emergency services were called to the incident, but despite their best efforts, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 1pm.
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 12:42hrs on Monday, March 7, to reports of a bus in collision with a pedestrian on Margaret Street, W1.
“Officers and the London Fire Brigade attended. Despite the efforts of emergency services, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene at 13:13hrs. Her family are yet to be informed.”
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 12:40pm today (March 7) to reports of a road traffic collision involving a pedestrian on Regent Street, W1B.
“We sent an ambulance crew, two cycle responders, three medics in fast response cars and an incident response officer to the scene. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.
“Sadly, despite best efforts of medics, a person died at the scene.”
A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said: “Firefighters are attending a road traffic collision involving a bus and a pedestrian. The Brigade was called at 12:42pm.”
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Louise Cheeseman, TfL’s Director of Buses, said: “We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the woman who today died after a collision with a bus in Westminster. An urgent investigation with the bus operator, Go Ahead London, is underway to establish how this tragic incident happened.”
The Met have also announced that road closures are in place around the local area so make sure you check your route before you travel, with queues already forming up.
A video posted on Twitter by BBC journalist Anisa Subedar shows the traffic caused by the road closures across some of the capital’s busiest and most touristic streets, such as Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street.
Subedar also mentions that some streets are also closed to pedestrians as the emergency services are trying to deal with the tragic situation.