A man is fighting for his life in hospital after being struck by a bus along Regent Street, the busy shopping district in central London. The 27-year-old was involved in the collision on Saturday (10 December) night shortly after 9pm.
Police were called by the London Ambulance Service to reports of a collision between a pedestrian and a bus in Regent Street at the junction with Conduit Street. Officers attended and found a 27-year-old man with a head injury. He was taken to a central London hospital where he remains in a life threatening condition.
The bus driver stopped at the scene but was not arrested and is assisting detectives with their enquires, a Met Police statement said.
Regent Street - thought to be the world's first shopping street - is one of London's busiest shopping districts attracting more than 7.5 million tourists a year. It is home to flagship stores like Burberry and Emporio Armani with more than 20,000 employees. It is also where bespoke jewellers and other consumer brands like Apple are based.
More than 7.5 million tourists visit the street a year.
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit at Merton Traffic Garage on 020 8543 5157.