A woman was killed and three others injured when two buses crashed in central London, police said.
Metropolitan Police were called into the incident at Victoria Coach Station at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday. Images posted on social media show that a single-decker bus on Route 507 crashed into the back of another, causing damage to both vehicles.
The deceased woman is believed to be in her thirties. His relatives had not yet been informed, police said. Three other people were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
A spokesperson for the London ambulance service said he had been called to report a road collision.
“We sent three paramedics, two medics in cars, an advanced paramedic, an incident response officer, an advanced paramedic and our hazardous area response team. We also sent the air ambulance from London, ”she said.
“We treated three people there and took two of them to the hospital. Unfortunately, a fourth person died at the scene.
A witness, who wished to remain anonymous, said she was traveling on another bus when she “heard a bang” and saw a woman “under” a 507 bus.
She told the PA Media news agency that the woman wears a dark floral skirt and has blonde hair.
She said, “Her hand was outstretched. There were a lot of people around her, a lady was holding her hand and a guy was trying to help her. I sincerely hoped she would be okay.
The witness said the bus she was traveling in left moments later. She added that she and her fellow travelers felt shocked and “so helpless”.
Danielle Cain, a Big Issue salesperson, said she “heard a woman screaming” and saw “a bunch of people gathered”.
She continued, “It was awful, I knew instantly that something bad had happened. I was later told that a woman got stuck under a bus.
The bus station was closed shortly after the accident. A large cord remained in place around the terminal. The two single-decker buses involved were visible, one with its windshield shattered and the other with a crumpled rear bumper.
Light blue screens and blue tarps, erected by police, remained in place covering most of the scene. A private ambulance arrived shortly after 12:30 p.m. and was seen in reverse behind the screens.
Andy Byford, Commissioner of Transport for London, said: “We are extremely saddened that a woman has tragically died after a collision with a bus and our hearts are with her family and friends. We think of everyone affected by this incident and will support everyone as we can.
“We are working urgently with the operator of the two buses – Go Ahead London – and the police to investigate what has happened.”