Spanish tourist injured in collision with bus in Charing Cross Road dies

22:09 31 December 2012

A tourist injured in a collision with a bus in central London has died.

The 48-year-old woman’s children, an 18-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy, were also injured and remain in hospital.

The three were part of a Spanish family on holiday in London.

They were involved in a collision with a route 29 bus at the junction of Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue at around 2.45pm yesterday.

All three were taken to hospital. The woman died this afternoon. Her daughter remains in a serious but stable condition and her son remains in a stable condition.

The woman’s husband was with the three at the time on the incident but was uninjured.

The woman’s next-of-kin are aware of the death, but police say they are not yet in a position to release her name.

A post mortem will be scheduled in due course, and an inquest will open and adjourn in due course at Westminster Coroner’s Court.

Officers from the Road Death Investigation Unit at Catford are investigating and are appealing for witnesses to call them on 020 8284 5901.

There have been no arrests. The driver of the bus remained at the scene and spoke with police officers.

Related articles

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Pistorius fired four shots through a bathroom door killing Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013.

Read more

Trekkers in the Himalayas will be forced to carry GPS tracking units to help authorities trace them in case of an emergency. It comes after Nepal suffered its worst hiking disaster last week when 41 people, including foreign tourists and local guides, were killed when a blizzard and avalanches swept the northern mountains in central […]

Read more

Will Tracy Barlow make it up the aisle without her groom being exposed as a murderer?

Read more

Promotions

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

Be prepared for an irksome day of storm-related nonsense. Still, at least it’s got a cool name for the media to latch on to.

The driver of a snowplough which collided with a corporate jet at a Moscow airport, killing the boss of French oil giant Total, was drunk, Russian investigators said today. Total confirmed “with deep regret and sadness” that chairman and chief executive Christophe de Margerie died in the crash at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport. Three crew members, […]

The 38-year-old Bulgarian patient is believed to be the first person in the world to recover from complete severing of the spinal nerves.

Oh yes. Perhaps after one too many daiquiris on a Thai beach, the folks at LP have made Salisbury the seventh best place to visit next year.

Quirky London