A PEDESTRIAN was left with serious injuries after being hit by a bus.

Emergency services were called to the collision in North Street, Brighton, at 7.41am.

The road was closed and buses were diverted along the seafront. 

Sussex Police said a woman in her 50s suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Road closures have now been lifted.

Anyone with information can report online or call 101, quoting 265 of 14/06.

A spokeswoman for Brighton and Hove Bus company said: "A pedestrian stepped out in front of a route 71 bus travelling westbound at 7.41am this morning at Castle Square, Brighton. The bus was crossing a junction on a green light and travelling at 12mph. 

"The bus driver stopped straight away and got out to check on the lady and called the emergency services and the bus company's control room," the spokeswoman said.

The Argus:

"Two Brighton & Hove Buses’ supervisors and the emergency services arrived soon after. 

"The woman was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital and it is believed her injuries are non-life threatening. Nobody else was injured."

Brighton & Hove Buses Operations Director Kevin Carey said the bus company immediately began investigating the accident and is now working with police to establish exactly what had happened using CCTV footage.

Mr Carey said: “This is a distressing incident and I am so sorry to hear that this lady was injured. I wish her a speedy recovery. We are working alongside the police to thoroughly investigate what led up to this accident.”  

The Argus:

A spokesman for the AA said this morning "Slow traffic due to an accident involving a bus.

"The B2066 North Street closed both ways between A23 Old Steine and A2010 Queens Road.

"Detour in operation - affecting westbound Brighton and Hove Bus Services."