June 19 2013 Latest news:
by Amanda Nunn
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
An 82-year-old woman is in serious condition after being hit by a double-decker bus at 9.45am this morning.
She was in collision with the 128 bus outside Lloyds TSB bank on High Road, Ilford, and was taken to the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, with head, chest and pelvis injuries.
Two ambulances, four police cars and the London air ambulance were all called to the scene.
It is thought the driver was male and has been driving buses for 40 years.
A fellow driver, who regularly drove the 128 route, said: “People don’t realise buses have to make a wide turn. They always say it’s the driver’s fault. Drivers are constantly under pressure. I came through here every day and people don’t look.”
A police cordon was put in place.