A pensioner is fighting for his life in hospital after being hit by a bus in Hayes.

An investigation is under way after a 72-year-old pedestrian was struck by a single-decker bus at Printing House Lane near the junction with Botwell Lane on Saturday (March 11).

The elderly man was rushed to an east London hospital and police have said his injuries are being treated as life threatening.

Next of kin have been informed.

Emergency services including the air ambulance, police and London Ambulance Service attended the scene of the crash.

The Metropolitan Police said they were called to reports of a collision between a bus and a pedestrian at around 3.45pm.

The E6 bus stopped at the scene of the accident and the driver has been assisting officers with their enquries.

All the passengers travelling on the bus escaped uninjured, police said.

Officers from the Roads and Transport Policing team are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to assist the investigation.

Police from the Serious Collision investigation unit at Alperton traffic garage are urging passengers who were on the bus that haven't yet spoken to the police to get in touch.

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A witness line has been set up on 020 8991 9555.

No arrests have been made.

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