A woman received head injuries and is fighting for life after being hit by a bus in Greenwich which witnesses say 'shattered the windscreen'.

Emergency services rushed to West Parkside, on the Greenwich Peninsula, just before 4pm yesterday (November 12).

They found a woman who had been hit by a bus, believed to be the 486 heading to North Greenwich.

Paramedics from the London Ambulance Service (LAS) took the woman – whose age in unknown – to a south London hospital.

They sent a single responder in a car and an ambulance crew to the scene.

A spokesman said: "We treated a woman for a head injury - she was taken as a priority to hospital."

The Met confirmed the woman’s injuries are life-threatening.

A witness who gave his name as Chris told News Shopper: ​"The bottom left hand corner of the windscreen was shattered it must have been a serious impact. I hope this poor person makes it through, terrible.


"From seeing the position of the bus which had stopped just beyond the lights the person must have been crossing from the central part of the island in the road by the lights heading towards the shops."

The 40-year-old Woolwich resident added: "I think the lighting and crossing at this junction is inadequate considering the amount of buses passing through to north Greenwich and turning left and right to go to Greenwich etc.

"It's about time pedestrian crossings and bright lights were put in place particularly with the amount of foot traffic increasing, it's very dim around there."

Road closures were in place on the street, which is next the O2, following the crash.

A police presence remained at the scene into the evening.

More to follow.

Did you see what happened? Get in touch on Rebecca.Flood@london.newsquest.co.uk.

Greenwich Council was contacted for a comment.