Pedestrian dead after being struck by bus outside Victoria train station

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One person has died after being hit by a bus outside Victoria station in central London.

Police have confirmed a pedestrian has been killed.

Multiple police cars and fire engines could be seen at the site shortly after 9am on Monday.

The driver of the bus was taken to hospital.

The incident took place outside Victoria station Credit: ITV News

The Metropolitan Police say, "Specialist police traffic investigators are on scene and an investigation into the circumstances of the collision has commenced.

Images and videos shared on social media showed the number 13 red double-decker bus had collided with a passenger stop.

Shattered glass at the stop and metal wreckage can be seen around the bus could be seen in images taken at the scene.

Glynn Barton, TfL’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.”

Victoria bus station was closed late last year for works designed to improve pedestrian safety and accessibility for partially sighted passengers. Problems highlighted included an “unconventional” layout of pedestrian crossings, use of markings and a lack of tactile paving, as well as one crossing that directed pedestrians into a bus stop.

In 2021 Melissa Burr was killed at the station after bus driver Olusofa Popoola accidentally accelerated into the back of a stationary bus, shunting it into her. She was using a pedestrian walkway at the bus station and crossed towards the door of a 507 bus parked at its stop before she was hit.

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