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Woman in her 70s dies after being struck by bus at Walthamstow Bus Station

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene following the incident yesterday evening

Walthamstow Bus Station

A woman in her 70s died after being hit by a route 212 bus at Walthamstow Bus Station yesterday evening. 

The bus station was closed overnight while an investigation was carried out. It reopened just before 6.25am this morning, Waltham Forest Council said.

The name and identity of the woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene, has not yet been revealed by police. 

According to a Transport for London (TfL) spokesperson, the operator of the bus involved in the crash was Go Ahead London. The police are leading an investigation with the support of TfL, the spokesperson confirmed.

When asked if a bus driver had resigned or been suspended, TfL refused to comment citing “ongoing” investigations.

TfL said:  “We are extremely saddened that a woman has tragically died after a collision with a bus and our thoughts are with their family and friends. We are working urgently with the operator, Go-Ahead London, and the police to investigate what happened.  We are thinking of everyone affected by this incident and will support everyone however we can.”

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In a statement on X/Twitter, the Metropolitan Police said they were called at around 5.15pm yesterday (15th December) “to a collision between a bus and a pedestrian at Walthamstow bus station”.

Responding to the fatality last night, Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy tweeted that she was “devastated at this news of today’s incident at Walthamstow bus station – thoughts very much with the friends and family.”

There has been no arrest and witnesses who are yet to speak to police are asked to call 101 quoting reference number 5575/15dec.

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Note: This article was updated with comment from TfL

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