A 53-year-old woman who was struck and pinned under a bus for almost two hours in Sydney’s CBD has died overnight.
The woman was hit by the bus on Clarence street yesterday afternoon and became stuck in the back wheels.
A specialist medical team flew in by helicopter and worked for close to two hours to release her.
The woman had suffered extensive injuries to her lower body and was taken to the Royal North Shore hospital in a critical condition.
Ambulance Service Inspector Norm Spaulding said yesterday that paramedics did a great job talking to the woman who remained conscious throughout the ordeal.
“The rescue was slow and arduous and very difficult for all those involved,” he said.
“Two or three of the paramedics were able to climb under the bus, I would class as considerable risk to themselves, they were able to carry out some medical procedures under the bus, and develop a rapport and stay with the patient.”
Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident.
They will now prepare a report for the coroner.
The 70-year-old male bus driver was taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.