Woman fighting for life after horror bus collision outside Victoria railway station

The scene outside Victoria Station after a woman was hit by a bus (Paul Wiggins)
The scene outside Victoria Station after a woman was hit by a bus (Paul Wiggins)

A woman remains in hospital fighting for her life after being hit by a double-decker bus at a notoriously dangerous junction outside Victoria station.

She was rushed to hospital by police and air ambulance crews after the collision at around 11am on Friday.

The Metropolitan Police said on Saturday that she remains in hospital in a critical condition.

A spokesperson said: “Police were called to Buckingham Palace Road following reports of a road traffic collision involving a bus and pedestrian.

“A woman was treated on the scene, her injuries have been confirmed to be life-threatening. Road closures are currently in place whilst we deal with the incident.”

Police interviewed passengers, including families with young children, who were stuck on the bus for more than one hour after the crash.

Local MP Nickie Aiken said she was “so sorry to learn of the third serious incident involving a bus at Victoria Station. My thoughts are with the woman fighting for her life & her family.”

It comes just months after Catherine Finnegan, 56, was killed by a bus at Victoria Bus Station during morning rush-hour traffic.

Two fatalities have occurred at the Victoria bus station and Buckingham Palace Road area in the past two years.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said "all options are on the table" for redesigning Victoria bus station after Ms Finnegan’s death in January.

Transport for London (TfL) has faced pressure to alter the area’s layout to improve its safety. TfL's chief operating officer, Glynn Barton, said the bus station had a "full safety assessment" after the crash.

Last November, the bus station at Terminus Place was closed for about six weeks for "essential works to improve pedestrian safety and accessibility". The works included changing parts of the layout, altering road markings and adding tactile paving.