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Woman seriously injured after being hit by a bus in Preston

Posted on - 16th November, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, Roads, Transport
A woman suffered serious injuries in a collision with a bus in Preston

A 32-year-old woman is in a critical condition after being hit by a double decker bus in Preston last night.

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Police were called to reports of a collision between a Scania bus and a pedestrian in Fishergate Hill at 6.55pm on Friday November 15.

The woman suffered serious injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital.

The bus was travelling uphill towards the city centre in the us lane at the time of the collision. None of the passengers were injured.

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Police now want to speak to any witnesses including a male pedestrian they believe may have vital information.

The man stopped at the scene and said he may have seen the incident, but had left before the police arrived.

Sgt Phil Baxendale of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations Division, said: “Our thoughts first and foremost are with the injured woman at this incredibly difficult time. We need to establish what happened and would urge anyone who can help to make contact as soon as possible.

“If you are the male described above, please come forward. You could hold vital information.

“We are conducting thorough CCTV enquiries of our own, however if you have a business in the area and your cameras may have captured the incident, please let us know.

“Likewise, if you were travelling through the city centre around this time and have a dash cam, please check it for any relevant footage.

“Finally I would like to ask that anyone who was travelling on the X2 bus into Preston at the time of the collision who hasn’t already spoken to police, to call us if they have any information at all.

“We would like to thank the Preston public for their patience in this matter. Due to the scene closure, we understand that a number of people have had to walk a considerable extra distance to get to their destination and we appreciate their understanding and co-operation with this.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or email 2957@lancashire.pnn.police.uk and quote log number 1309 of 15th November.

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