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Heroic crowd lift a bus off woman on the Old Kent Road

Brave passers-by intervened on the Old Kent Road last week to rescue a woman trapped under a bus, after she reportedly fainted in its path.

Footage circulating online shows several rushing to the woman’s aid after the incident on the morning of Monday, February 3.

A group of good Samaritans crouched down and lifted the vehicle, with one man calling out encouragement: “Boys, come on. One, two, three. One more – pull.”

They were able to lift the bus high enough to pull the woman from underneath as paramedics arrived take her to hospital.

The woman is believed to be in her 40s and said to not have life-changing or threatening injuries. It is believed she sustained her injuries when she fainted and fell directly into the oncoming vehicle.

TfL’s head of business development, Tom Cunningham, said: “The bus driver reacted extremely quickly in a distressing situation and immediately contacted our control centre to ensure the emergency services attended as soon as possible.

“We are seeking to contact the woman involved to offer any support that may be given through our Sarah Hope Line, which is designed to assist victims of serious incidents on the transport network.”

A London Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed: “We were called at 9:37am on February 3 to reports of a road traffic collision involving a pedestrian.

“We sent an ambulance crew, an incident response officer, an advanced paramedic and two medics in cars to the scene.

“We treated a woman at the scene and took her to a major trauma centre.”



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