A 25-year-old pedestrian is in a serious condition after being hit by a bus in Croydon town centre this afternoon.

Croydon Guardian: Part of the bus front windscreen is smashed. Picture by John Payne


The man has been taken to St George’s Hospital, Tooting, suffering from head and chest injuries.

Emergency services, including the air ambulance, were called to the scene in George Street at about 1.10pm.

Croydon Guardian: The air ambulance landed in the grounds of Croydon College. Picture by Andrew Pelling

Roads leading to and from East Croydon are closed in both directions.

Croydon Guardian: This 119 bus is believed to have been involved in the accident

This incident comes two weeks after a 16-year-old Coulsdon College student was hit by a bus in the same road.