HSE investigation is launched following bus station death

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An investigation has been launched by the Health and Safety Executive after a woman was killed when she was hit by a lorry at Bedford’s bus station on Friday morning.

It has since emerged that the vehicle involved was delivering materials to the bus station as part of ongoing improvement works there.

The victim was a lady, aged in her 50s, from Biggleswade.

A HSE spokesman has confirmed it is investigating the incident alongside Bedfordshire Police.

The lorry driver has not been arrested and police are appealing for witnesses.

PC Martin Longley said: “The collision occurred shortly after a bus had arrived at the depot so it is likely people would have witnessed the incident.

“The investigation is ongoing and we would like to speak to anyone who may have any information to assist us in this case.”
Anyone with information can call PC Longley on the non-emergency number 101 or text 07786 200011.

The bus station is being revamped as part of works costing £8.8 million to improve the gateway into Bedford town centre.