Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Prelude To TCR : Buses And Cycles Only For Safety Reasons And Yet Another Pedestrian Killed By Bus On Camden Road

Just after 10pm last night (Tuesday Feb 5th), a man died after being hit by a bus on Camden Road.
Police and paramedics were scrambled to the scene close to Camden Town station, but the pedestrian, believed to be aged in his fifties, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Dramatic images showed emergency services lining the street, which was sealed off by police.
Traffic was diverted while the road remained closed, with bus routes 29, 253 and N29 all being rerouted.

Emergency services, including London Air Ambulance, were called to the scene following reports of a collision.

No arrests have been made at the scene and the driver of the bus involved was said to be assisting police. 

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "The pedestrian, a man believed to be aged in his fifties was pronounced dead at the scene.

"Police are in the process of informing his next of kin.
"No arrests have been made as of yet. The driver of the Route 274 bus involved stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The result of self regulation and Shoddy practices by greedy bus companies. They train and test their own drivers pay so poorly and treat staff so badly they leave in droves. Probably on any day a huge percentage of buses are being driven by inexperienced drivers. Who are bullied on the radio constantly by controllers to keep the buses running on time for no other reason than profit as they are paid by the mileage a bus completes each day. Not by ticket sales