A woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a bus in Abbots Langley.

The pedestrian, a woman in her 50s, was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge after the crash in Langley Lane on Saturday night.

The accident happened at 5.55pm. 

Hertfordshire Constabulary closed the road between Tanners Hill and Follett Drive road for more than three hours.

Sarah Preston, who lives in Langley Lane opposite where the crash happened, said: "There must have been six police cars, one ambulance, two paramedic cars and the collision investigation van.

"The lady was attended in the road for about half an hour before she was put into an ambulance.

"Accidents or incidents down this road are rare. But I am surprised more have not happened because of the speed some people go up and down is unbelievable."

Chris Nice, director of communications for the Confederation of Passenger Transport, said the bus involved in the crash had been taken out of service because the heating had broken.

He added: "The team at Mullanys are working with the police.

"The driver has been interviewed by the police and will be interviewed by Mullanys later today. 

"It is very early days to determine what caused the incident.

"It is not for us to speculate what happened."