Woman in her 80s killed after bus crash in Norwich
- Credit: Archant
A person has been killed following a crash involving a bus in Norwich.
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.
You may also want to watch:
No-one was injured on the bus.
- 1 Man in his 50s dies after head-on collision on A143
- 2 'Never seen anything like it' - Norfolk Christmas shopping frenzy has begun
- 3 'Landmark' former Tuttles store could be set for new lease of life
- 4 How Norfolk are you? Take this quiz to find out
- 5 Chantry Place 'close to finalising deals' with four major brands
- 6 Norfolk RSPCA store appears on Rip Off Britain
- 7 Air ambulance and coastguard attend incident on Sheringham beachfront
- 8 Brown Derbies and Bender sausages, when Wimpy ruled fast food
- 9 Police probing reports Norwich clubbers have been spiked by needles
- 10 Woman who died in A47 collision named
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.
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.