Passenger dies after bus brakes suddenly and she hits head

Chiara Giordano
Google street view image of Borough Road in St Helens, Merseyside, where a woman suffered a fatal head injury after the bus she was on braked suddenly, 22 February, 2020: Google

A bus passenger has died after hitting her head as the vehicle was forced to brake suddenly.

The elderly woman was on an Arriva bus in St Helens, Merseyside, when it is believed a white van stopped abruptly in front of it.

The bus was forced to brake sharply, causing the woman to seriously injure her head.

She was taken to hospital where she later died.

Her next of kin have been informed.

The van did not stop at the scene but the driver has since been found, police said.

Anyone who saw the incident take place on Borough Road shortly after 1pm on Saturday is asked to message @MerPolCC on Twitter, call 101 or the roads policing unit on 0151 777 5747 quoting log number 438 of 22 February.