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Pedestrian mowed down by bus in front of horrified commuters at London’s Victoria Station

A pedestrian was mowed down and killed by a bus in front of horrified rush hour commuters at one of London’s busiest stations.

A large section of Victoria Station was cordoned off by police tape while black tarpaulins covered the actual crash scene.

Police cars, ambulances and fire engines were still at the scene more than two hours after the fatal collision involving a No 13 double decker bus at around 9am Monday.

It is understood the bus crashed into a shelter at the station.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead within half an hour of the accident while the bus driver was taken to hospital.

Aaliyah, 21, who works in the Scribbles store near the scene, said: “I didn’t hear anything which is strange because it happened right outside.

“I didn’t realize anything had happened until I saw the ambulances arrive and thought ‘Wow! That is a lot’.

“It is not uncommon to see ambulances around here, but the number was quite shocking. We couldn’t see anything because of our window displays.”

Myra, who works at the nearby Superdrug store, said: “Customers have been coming in all morning and asking us what has happened.

“They don’t understand how we didn’t see anything, but we are working so we can’t look up.“It is as if they are trying to keep it from us.”

When she heard that someone had been killed in the accident she was in shock, adding: “We thought that there was a fire because we saw the fire engines.

“We were getting ready thinking that we were going to be evacuated.”

The bus station remains closed.

“We were getting ready thinking that we were going to be evacuated.”


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