London Victoria station crash: Woman in 30s killed and two hurt after bus smash

A woman in her 30s has died and three people were injured after a crash between two buses at a busy London station today.

The female pedestrian was walking outside Victoria train station during rush hour this morning when she was struck at around 8.25am.

She was one of four people injured in the accident that involved two red single-decker buses.

Paramedics rushed to the scene and battled to save the woman, but she was pronounced dead at the scene half-an-hour later.

Three other injured people who were treated at the scene are not thought to be in a life-threatening condition, police said.

Two injured pedestrians were taken to hospital, while the third person was discharged at the scene.

But the victim was pronounced dead at around 9am, the London Ambulance Service said.

Emergency services were seen tending to the injured victims behind screens erected next to the crash.

Paramedics including three ambulance crews and a hazardous area response team, as well as London’s Air Ambulance were sent to the scene.

The bus stops outside the train station are still closed to buses, the Met Police said.

Scotland Yard added that the woman’s family have been told about her death.

A spokeswoman for the force said: “Police were called at 8:25am on Tuesday, August 10, to reports of a collision involving two buses and three pedestrians outside Victoria Railway Station.

“Emergency services attended and immediately provided first aid.

“One of the pedestrians, believed to be aged in her 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene at 9am. Her next of kin have yet to be informed.

“Two other people were treated for non-life threatening injuries. Terminus Place is currently closed to buses.”

Images posted on social media showed what appeared to be the 507 bus that had hit the back of another single-decker.

One witness wrote on Twitter not long after the accident: “A poor woman just got run over by a 507 bus at Victoria Bus Station. Loads of people are tending to her. She is underneath the front end of the vehicle.”

A spokesman for the London Ambulance Service said: “We sent three ambulance crews, two medics in cars, an advanced paramedic, an incident response officer, an advanced paramedic, and our hazardous area response team. We also dispatched London’s Air Ambulance.

“We treated three people at the scene, and took two of them to hospital. Sadly, a fourth person died at the scene.”

Andy Byford, TfL’s commissioner, said he was “extremely saddened” at the tragic crash.

He added: “We are extremely saddened that a woman has tragically died after a collision with a bus and our thoughts are with her family and friends.

“We are thinking of everyone affected by this incident and will support everyone however we can.

“We are working urgently with the operator of the two buses, Go Ahead London, and the police to investigate what happened.”