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TfL launches ‘full investigation’ following death of woman hit by bus in Stratford

PUBLISHED: 09:58 21 June 2018 | UPDATED: 12:51 21 June 2018

Police at the scene in Stratford. Pic: Rhiannon Long.

Police at the scene in Stratford. Pic: Rhiannon Long.

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Transport for London has launched a “full investigation” after a woman was knocked down by a double decker bus and killed in Stratford.

The woman died at the scene in Stratford. Pic: Mervyn PhillipsThe woman died at the scene in Stratford. Pic: Mervyn Phillips

The woman, 63, was pronounced dead at the scene despite emergency services being called to the High Street at around 1.30pm yesterday.

Her next of kin have been informed but she has not been formally identified.

TfL’s director of bus operations, Claire Mann, said: “Our sympathies go out to the family and friends of the person who sadly died after a collision with a route 25 double decker bus on the High Street in Stratford.

“The emergency services attended the scene and a full investigation is underway.”

She added: “We are working hard to improve bus safety, including support and training for drivers, as well as utilising new technology.

“We are also redesigning London’s buses and road junctions to make them safer.”

Officers from the Met’s serious collision investigation unit are also investigating and have asked any witnesses to come forward.

Anyone who saw what happened is asked to call 020 8597 4874, quoting reference CAD4003/20JUN, or Crimestopppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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