A pedestrian who was hit by a bus has died, police have confirmed.

Police are investigating the collision in which a woman in her 60s was struck by a double decker Arriva bus in Rickmansworth town centre.

It happened at around 2.30pm, as the bus was turning into Station Road from High Street.

It's believed the woman became trapped under the bus and an air ambulance, firefighters, paramedics and police were called.

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The bus remained at the scene for investigation work to be carried out

Hertfordshire Constabulary has confirmed she died at the scene.

Screens were put up to prevent the public from seeing what was happening.

The woman's next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained liaison officers.

The bus driver was not injured and remained at the scene to help police with their enquiries. None of the passengers on the bus were hurt.

Road closures were lifted at around 6.30pm after investigation work was completed.

Police say they have spoken to several witnesses but are appealing for anyone with information who has not been in touch to come forward.

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Police shut off High Street for investigation work

Sergeant Martin Kemp from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit said: "Our thoughts are very much with the family of the lady who lost her life today. It was a very distressing incident and I want to thank the public for their patience and understanding while we worked at the scene alongside our colleagues from the fire and ambulance service.

"We have launched an investigation and will now work hard to establish the circumstances of what happened.

"I know officers spoke to several people at the scene today however if you are a witness and have not yet made contact with us, we would really like to speak to you.

"We would also be keen to speak to anyone who was driving in the immediate vicinity just before 2.30pm today and has a dash cam fitted to your vehicle, as you may have captured vital footage."

Anyone with any information can contact Sergeant Kemp by emailing martin.kemp@herts.pnn.police.uk quoting Operation Tactic or call 101.