The husband of the woman injured when trapped under a bus in Uxbridge on Monday has spoken of his relief that she is now recovering at home.

The couple who live in the Ickenham area preferred not to give their names, but said the 62-year-old woman is still sore after having seven stitches to the back of her head.

“She is OK, she is still recovering and sore,” the husband said.

“This has been a real shock for her. She was taken to the trauma unit at St Mary's Hospital and the care there was excellent. She was held overnight but I collected her the following afternoon.

“She is recuperating now,” he said.

The woman, who retired from teaching three years ago, was crossing Bakers Road at around 5.15pm on Monday when she was hit by the bus.

 

She had been shopping in Marks and Spencers and was making her way to Sainsbury’s in York Road, Uxbridge.

“I think the weather played a huge part in what happened,” her husband said. “It was raining very heavily at the time and it was hard to see. Hopefully this is a one-off accident.

“I went to the bus station and spoke with the station manager and the Metroline manager and it has set off quite a large investigation which has gone right to the top.”

He said his wife did ‘blackout’ when the bus hit her but she soon regained consciousness and was conscious by the time paramedics and police officers arrived.

“She was able to tell the police my name and address so they could come and get me. The police knocked on my door before 6pm and took me down to the bus station about 20 minutes after it had happened.

“When the ambulance took her I was very relieved. I knew that the air ambulance was on stand-by and I would have been very upset if that had to fly over, so it was a sense of relief that a road ambulance was how she got to hospital.”

Dozens of people were waiting at the bus station when the accident happened at the junction with Belmont Road, directly in front of the Jobcentre.

Tfl have launched an invetsigation