Police seek woman passenger after bus accident in Portsmouth

Police are trying to trace a bus passenger who could have information about an accident which left a woman with serious injuries.

Friday, 22nd April 2016, 9:59 am
Updated Friday, 22nd April 2016, 11:00 am
A woman was hit by a bus in Copnor Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth
Picture: Jason Kay
A woman was hit by a bus in Copnor Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth Picture: Jason Kay

She was on the single decker bus involved in the accident in Copnor Road just after 5pm yesterday in which a 59-year-old female pedestrian suffered a serious head injury.

The woman was airlifted to Southampton General Hospital where she is currently being treated.

Acting Police Sergeant James Chapman, of the Hampshire Roads Policing Unit, said: “As part of this investigation we would like to hear from anybody who may have witnessed the collision.

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“We are particularly keen to speak to a female bus passenger who left the scene before we were able to speak to her.

“We have obtained CCTV footage from the bus and this will form part of our investigation.

“We would also like to thank members of the public for their patience while the road was closed to allow our specialist officers to carry out a detailed examination of the scene.”

Anyone with information should contact APS Chapman on 101, quoting 44160151417, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.