Woman critically ill after being hit by bus in Huddersfield town centre

A WOMAN has been left with serious head injuries after being hit by a bus in Huddersfield town centre.

Scene of traffic accident on Queen Street
Scene of traffic accident on Queen Street

A WOMAN has been left with serious head injuries after being hit by a bus in Huddersfield town centre.

The woman, aged in her 60s, was hit as she slipped while crossing Queen Street as she tried to flag down the free town centre bus at 12.20pm yesterday.

She was admitted to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary but later transferred to intensive care where her condition was last night described as “serious but stable”.

Pc Dave Hall, of West Yorkshire Police Road Traffic Unit, said: “It seems this lady was trying to cross the road and flag the bus down as it was setting off.

“She may have slipped as the bus pulled out and it hit her.

“The doors were shut at the time and it was leaving the stop as she came from the opposite side of the road.

“She’s critical but stable at the moment.”

The woman had bleeding and head injuries as well as suspected fractures to her chest.

She was admitted to HRI Accident and Emergency but was later transferred to the Intensive Care Unit.

Police officers taped off the scene while she was treated and while they carried out further investigations and gathered witness statements from those who saw the incident.

Pc Hall added: “There may be other people who saw what happened and we’d ask for them to get in touch with us.”

Witnesses are asked to contact Pc Hall at Carr Gate on 01924 293033.

 
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