Pedestrian killed as bus smashes into stop outside Victoria station

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

The incident happened at around 9am on Monday morning as pictures on social media showed serious damage to a bus stop.

The Metropolitan Police along with officers from the British Transport Police and London Ambulance Service attended the scene.

Despite the best efforts of the London Ambulance Service a pedestrian was pronounced dead at 9.26am.

A photo of the scene showed a number 13 had crashed into the bus station (PA)
A photo of the scene showed a number 13 had crashed into the bus station (PA)

The police are working to tell their next of kin.

The driver of the bus has been taken to hospital, the Met Police confirmed.

The force added that the bus station remains closed but there are no other road closures in place. Victoria rail station remains unaffected.

Victoria bus station remains closed (Ayan Omar)
Victoria bus station remains closed (Ayan Omar)

Specialist police traffic investigators are at the scene and a police investigation into the circumstances of the collision has begun.

Footage showed a number 13 bus crashed through the back of a bus stop with emergency services at the scene.

Several windows appear to have shattered at the stop and metal wreckage can be seen around the bus.

A London Ambulance 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."

Mayor Sadiq Khan said his thoughts were with the pedestrian's family following the incident.

Police officers at the scene (PA)
Police officers at the scene (PA)

He 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."

Glynn Barton, Transport for London's chief operating officer, 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.”

It comes after a woman was killed when a parked bus was shunted into her outside the railway station in 2021.

Pedestrian Melissa Burr, 32, died in the incident on the morning of August 10 2021.

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