Major inquiry launched after person hit by bus

  • Busway is sealed off
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POLICE launched a major investigation last night after reports of a pedestrian being hit by a bus.

Several police cars went to Henry Cort Way – the bus route that runs between Fareham and Gosport – at about 7.30pm.

Police at the scene last night Picture: Jason Kay

Police at the scene last night Picture: Jason Kay

According to local eyewitnesses, a woman was hit by an Eclipse bus.

The condition of the casualty was not known last night, but her injuries were thought to be serious.

The incident happened close to Bedenham Primary School, at the back of houses along Perth Road.

Police refused to release any details about the incident last night.

Several police cars were seen parked around the bus – which was heading for Fareham bus station.

Investigators were seen closely examining the vehicle.

The bus was coned off to protect evidence.

The pedestrian access from Harris Road to get to the busway and its shelters was taped off by officers.

A spokeswoman for Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘We are not in a position to release any information.’

People walking through the area last night were directed away from the scene by officers.

A police car with blue flashing lights was seen hurtling down the busway at about 9.30pm.

Officers were working at the scene into the night.

One man, who appeared to be waiting for a bus, looked on in shock as the busway became a blur of flashing lights.

Dogwalker Andrew Smith was stunned someone had been hit.

He said: ‘I’m pretty shocked. It’s pitch dark down here at night.’

No-one from South Central Ambulance service was available for comment last night.

The Bus Rapid Transit route uses a traffic-free busway to avoid the A32.

The service started in April 2013.