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Woman in her 80s killed after bus crash in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 06:47 09 August 2019 | UPDATED: 11:41 09 August 2019

Serious crash in Rose Lane, Norwich. PIC: Peter Walsh

Serious crash in Rose Lane, Norwich. PIC: Peter Walsh

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A person has been killed following a crash involving a bus in Norwich.

Police cordon in place following crash on Rose Lane. PIC: Peter WalshPolice cordon in place following crash on Rose Lane. PIC: Peter Walsh

Police were called to Rose Lane shortly before 10pm on Thursday (August 8).

Fire and ambulance also attended but the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road was closed between the junctions of Saint Vedast Street/Prince of Wales Road and Riverside Road/Prince of Wales Road.

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No-one was injured on the bus.

A number 26 bus was stopped at the scene with its hazard lights on.

The road was cordoned off in the area close to the Rooftop Gardens.

Fire crews from Carrow, Sprowston, Earlham and Great Yarmouth attended the incident.

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Police are investigating the incident, which took place shortly after 9.50pm, and are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the crash or has dashcam footage of the incident, at the crossing near to the junction with St Vedast Street involving a female pedestrian in her 80s and a double-decker bus.

Steve Wickers, managing director at First Eastern Counties said: "One of our buses was involved in a road traffic incident with a pedestrian around 10pm last night on Rose Lane in Norwich city centre. It was confirmed by the emergency services that the pedestrian was fatality injured at the scene and our thoughts at this time are with the persons family and friends.

"We are continuing to work with the police and emergency services to determine the cause of the incident." Officers are also keen to hear from any bus passengers who left the scene and didn't speak to police.

Anyone with information should contact PC Shane Schucroft at the Serious Collision Investigation Team at Wymondham on 101.


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