City Road accident: Collision with bus puts woman in hospital

There was an accident involving a bus and a pedestrian in City Road. Picture: Samir Jeraj

There was an accident involving a bus and a pedestrian in City Road. Picture: Samir Jeraj - Credit: Archant

A pedestrian is in hospital after getting hit by a bus in City Road today.

There was an accident involving a bus and a pedestrian in City Road. Picture: Samir Jeraj

There was an accident involving a bus and a pedestrian in City Road. Picture: Samir Jeraj - Credit: Archant

Police were called were called at 12.35, amid reports of a collision just south of the Old Street roundabout.

Paramedics were also on the scene and rushed the pedestrian to an east London hospital.

A Met spokesperson said: “Police were called to City Road, EC1, near Old Street Station, at 12.35pm following reports of a collision between a bus and a pedestrian.

“LAS [London Ambulance Service] attended and treated a woman for injuries to her head and hand.

There was an accident involving a bus and a pedestrian in City Road. Picture: Samir Jeraj

There was an accident involving a bus and a pedestrian in City Road. Picture: Samir Jeraj - Credit: Archant


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“Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.”

An LAS spokesperson added: “We sent two ambulance crews, a paramedic in a fast response car, our hazardous area response team (HART) and an incident response officer to the scene. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.

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“The first paramedic arrived at the scene in less than four minutes.

“We treated a patient for a head injury and took him to a major trauma centre – by road – as a priority.

There was an accident involving a bus and a pedestrian in City Road. Picture: Samir Jeraj

There was an accident involving a bus and a pedestrian in City Road. Picture: Samir Jeraj - Credit: Archant

“We also checked over several other patients at the scene but they were not taken to hospital.”

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