Pedestrian fatally hit by bus at London Victoria bus station

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A pedestrian has died after being hit by a bus at London Victoria bus station.

Transport for London’s chief operating officer, Glynn Barton, confirmed the “deeply distressing incident”, which happened at about 9am on Monday.

Reports suggested that a No 13 doubledecker crashed into a shelter at the busy transport hub.

Barton said: “Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the person who was tragically killed following a collision with a bus in Victoria this morning.

“This will have been a deeply distressing incident for everyone involved and we have support available for those affected. TfL and the operator RATP are assisting the police with their investigation.”

Land and air ambulance crews tried to save the pedestrian but they were declared dead at the scene. The bus driver was taken to hospital.

A London ambulance service spokesperson said: “We sent some resources, including two ambulance crews and a medic in a fast-response car. We also dispatched London’s air ambulance. We treated three people at the scene.

“A person was taken to hospital and another patient was assessed and discharged. Unfortunately, despite our teams’ best efforts, a person was pronounced dead at the scene.”

The bus station will remain closed while the collision is investigated but the railway station is not affected.

The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’ve been told about the tragic news that a pedestrian has lost their life as a consequence of an accident. My thoughts are with the bereaved family, it’s really important that we allow them to be informed first about this tragedy.

“There is a full investigation under way. I’m sure I speak for all of us when I say our thoughts and prayers are with this person’s family.”

Police are working to trace the pedestrian’s next of kin.

A Metropolitan police spokesperson said: “At 8.59am police were made aware of a serious road traffic collision between a pedestrian and a bus at the London Transport bus station outside Victoria [railway] station.

“Multiple Metropolitan police units were in attendance along with officers from British Transport Police and the London ambulance service. Despite the best efforts of the London ambulance service, the pedestrian casualty was pronounced dead at 9.26am.

“The driver of the bus has been conveyed to hospital by the London ambulance service. The bus station remains closed but there are no other road closures in place. The British Rail station remains unaffected.

“Specialist police traffic investigators are on scene and an investigation into the circumstances of the collision has commenced. We are currently working to inform the next of kin.”