Nottingham

Two people hit by bus outside Nottingham's Victoria Centre

Pedestrians hurt in bus crash in Nottingham
Image caption Both the injured people have been taken to hospital

Two people were injured - one seriously - when they were hit by a bus outside a busy shopping centre.

One man suffered serious head injures during the crash outside Nottingham's Victoria Centre.

A woman who was also injured was treated at the scene but is not thought to have been badly hurt.

Eyewitness Callum Bird, a Nottingham Post seller, said he had seen several accidents on the road this year and described it as "not very safe".

Image caption The area was cordoned off after the crash

Mr Bird said he was one of the first at the scene of the crash on Lower Parliament Street, and called 999.

He said the couple who were injured were elderly.

He said he had witnessed three accidents on the street recently and said the junction was "not very safe at all... it's deadly."

Nottinghamshire Police have confirmed they are investigating the crash which happened at about 11:00 GMT.

East Midlands Ambulance Service said: "Our crew were on scene within minutes and identified a male and female patient requiring hospital treatment."

In a statement bus operator Nottingham City Transport (NCT) said: "We are co-operating fully with the investigation into what has occurred and until that investigation is complete, it would be inappropriate to comment any further at this stage."

Lower Parliament Street which was closed to traffic for more than three hours has since re-opened.

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