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Monday 29th December 2014 - Death at Lisburn Bus Station

Pictured is police at Lisburn Bus station following a death at around 10am when a bus struck a member of the public on the platform


Picture Credit : Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Monday 29th December 2014 - Death at Lisburn Bus Station Pictured is police at Lisburn Bus station following a death at around 10am when a bus struck a member of the public on the platform Picture Credit : Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

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The incident happened at bus depot at Lisburn, Co Antrim pic. Twitter Jo-Anna McLucas

The incident happened at bus depot at Lisburn, Co Antrim pic. Twitter Jo-Anna McLucas

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Monday 29th December 2014 - Death at Lisburn Bus Station Pictured is police at Lisburn Bus station following a death at around 10am when a bus struck a member of the public on the platform Picture Credit : Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

A woman, believed to be in her 30s, has died after she was knocked down by a bus in Co Antrim.

The incident happened at Lisburn bus depot in Smithfield Street on Monday morning.

John McPoland, a spokesman for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service confirmed a female died at the scene.

Mr McPoland said they received the call at 10.20am to the report of a female hit by a bus.

The patient was declared dead at the scene.

Jo-anna McLucas (20) witnessed the crash as she sat in the station in Lisburn.

"I heard a loud bang and then looked up and saw what happened," she told the Belfast Telegraph.

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"Then I could see someone on the ground, I didn't know at the time whether she was alive or dead - the driver looked shocked

"Staff were crowded around the person. It was such a shocking thing to happen just a few feet away from you."

Translink confirmed that an incident had taken place and that an investigation was under way.

The firm said its thoughts and prayers were with the family of the woman.

A PSNI inspector said: "A woman has died following a collision involving a bus within the bus depot at Smithfield Street in Lisburn.

"An investigation into the cause of the collision is under way."


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