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Pedestrian injured after being struck by Glider bus in Belfast

The scene of Wednesday's collision involving a Glider bus and pedestrian in Belfast's Donegal Square West/Howard Street area. Picture by Mal McCann
Paul Ainsworth

An investigation is underway by Translink and police after a woman was struck by a Glider bus in Belfast city centre.

The collision happened in the Howard Street area, close to Donegal Square West, shortly before 2.30pm.

A spokesperson for the NI Ambulance Service said one ambulance and a doctor were sent to the scene.

"Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, one patient was taken to Royal Victoria Hospital by ambulance," they added.

A Translink spokesperson confirmed the incident involved a Glider bus and a female pedestrian.

“Emergency services attended the scene and the pedestrian was taken to hospital," they said.

“PSNI and Translink investigations are currently underway.”  

Meanwhile, a PSN I spokesperson said: "Anyone with any information or who witnessed the collision is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 1187 31/05/23."