Horror as man dies after London bus hits and runs before driver gets arrested

A 40-year-old man died after being struck by a London bus in an alleged hit-and-run incident; the driver has been detained.

The event occurred in Hounslow, west of the metropolis, at approximately 7:20 p.m. on Saturday.

The hospital staff in west London alerted the police around 9:20 p.m. when the man was hospitalized with severe injuries.

Met Police stated in a statement, “Despite their efforts, the man passed away shortly after arrival.”

The 59-year-old bus driver is suspected of causing death through reckless driving and failing to stop at the site.

A guy was struck by a bus at the intersection of Cranford Lane and Armytage Road in Hounslow, west London (stock image of the location)

He was arrested and was subsequently released on bail.

The police have reportedly identified the deceased individual and notified his family.

They are being assisted by officers with specialized training, and an autopsy will be conducted in due time.

Officers from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit want to hear from anyone who was travelling in the vicinity and captured dash cam footage or who observed the incident.

Please call the SCIU at 02085435157 or dial 101 or tweet @MetCC with the reference number CAD 6583/21 Jan.