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Appeal following collision that left elderly lady with life-changing injuries

News   •   Jun 26, 2018 19:06 BST

Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious traffic collision in central London on Tuesday, 26 June, that has left an 89-year-old woman having a leg amputation.

Officers and London Ambulance Service were called at around 11:53hrs to reports of a collision between a Route 139 bus in the Strand, in between the junction with Savoy Street and Lancaster Place.

The bus stopped at the scene and the driver cooperated with officers. There have been no arrests, and enquiries continue.

The 89-year-old victim, a resident of central London, had been on her way to meet a friend for lunch when the accident occurred.

She was found on the street with serious injuries to one of her legs, and rushed to hospital. Doctors have assessed her condition as life changing as she will need a surgical amputation.

Detective Constable Alex Price, from the Roads and Transport Policing Command, urged the public to come forward with any information.

“The 139 bus had come from Waterloo and its destination was Golders Green. We would urgently like to hear from anyone on the bus, or who was on the street at the time and who witnessed the collision. Perhaps you were on a bike, or driving past, and have dashcam footage? Please contact us if so.

“The lady was up until now very active and independent, and now she is facing losing her leg. She does not have any close family available.”

Anyone with information can call the RTPC on 020 8543 5157 or police via 101 quoting reference 3256/26Jun.