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Regent Street closed off after woman dies following collision with double decker bus

A woman has sadly died after being hit by a double decker bus in central London today in front of horrified shoppers.

Regent Street is currently closed at Margaret Street following a fatal collision this afternoon.

Police were called by London Ambulance Service at 12:42hrs today to reports of a bus in collision with a pedestrian on Margaret Street.

The following bus routes are affected by this as emergency services remain at the scene.

Routes 88,453 diverted South bound from Langham Place

Bus Routes Affected: 7,12,22,88,159,453

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 12:42hrs on Monday, March 7, to reports of a bus in collision with a pedestrian on Margaret Street, W1

“Officers and the London Fire Brigade attended. Despite the efforts of emergency services, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene at 13:13hrs. Her family are yet to be informed.”