Woman rushed to hospital after being hit by tour bus near Leicester Square

Tom Powell
Charing Cross Road was closed for two hours on Saturday afternoon: @pattendensteve

A woman has been rushed to hospital after being hit by a tour bus in central London.

The pedestrian was hit on Charing Cross Road, near Leicester Square station, at around 1.45pm on Saturday.

Emergency services were scrambled to the scene and an Air Ambulance was seen landing in the centre of Trafalgar Square, to the shock of hundreds of tourists.

The woman was taken to hospital by ambulance and her injuries were later described as “not life-threatening”.

Charing Cross Road was closed for around two hours in both directions between Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square following the collision.

Confused tourists enjoying London on what was the hottest day of the year so far took to social media to share images of the air ambulance landing and the taped off roads.

Police: the collision took place in central London near Leicester Square station (@LeaOceaneL)

Transport for London confirmed on Twitter that Charing Cross Road had reopened at 5pm.

A Met Police spokesman said: “We were called at 1.45 to reports of a tour bus in a collision with a pedestrian in Charing Cross Road.”

They added that the driver of the tour bus stopped at the scene and no arrests were made.