The incident took place near Brixton station. Wiki Commons

A woman has reportedly suffered "life changing" injuries after going under a bus in South London on Friday 16 December.

The Met Police confirmed the incident, which took place across the road from Brixton tube station during the morning rush hour.

Brixton was especially busy this morning as thousands of Southern rail commuters affected by the drivers' strike headed into London via SW9.

Witnesses were shook by what they described an "awful" scene.

A tarpaulin was erected over the woman to shield passers-by from viewing her injuries.

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson told the Evening Standard: : "We were called at 7:49am to reports of a road traffic collision on Acre Lane.

"We sent an ambulance crew, a paramedic on a motorcycle, an incident response officer and our hazardous area response team to the scene. London's Air Ambulance was also dispatched.

"We treated a woman at the scene for a leg injury and took her as a priority to hospital."

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