A woman in her 70s has been rushed to hospital after she was hit by a bus on Thursday (July 28) morning. 

Emergency services were called to the junction of Parkfield Road and St John's Crossing in Stockton following reports of a collision involving an Arriva bus and a pedestrian. 

Officers from Cleveland Police have cordoned off part of Parkfield Road and the nearby A1305, which remains closed as of 1.30pm. 

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A spokesperson for the police force said: "Police were called to a report of a collision around 10.10am this morning on Bridge Road, Stockton.

"A woman aged in her seventies has been taken to James Cook University Hospital.

"The road is currently closed from St John’s crossing towards Yarm Road."

It's unknown at this time the condition of the woman, but the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) has confirmed that she was transported to James Cook Hospital via a road ambulance, despite the presence of an air ambulance.

The Northern Echo: The scene of the bus collision in Stockton. Picture: NORTH EAST ALERTThe scene of the bus collision in Stockton. Picture: NORTH EAST ALERT

A spokesperson for NEAS said: "We received a call at 10.02am this morning to reports of a road traffic incident involving a pedestrian and a bus on the A1305 junction with Bridge Road, Stockton-on-Tees.

"We dispatched two specialist paramedics and requested support from the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS).

"One patient was taken by road to The James Cook University Hospital for further treatment."

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A spokesperson for the Great North Air Ambulance added: "We can confirm we were called out at 10.03am.

"We arrived at scene at 10.29am. It is an elderly female."

Following the serious collision, Arriva has launched an investigation into the factors leading to the crash, with the bus company saying: "We can confirm that one of our buses were involved in a collision with a pedestrian earlier today. We have launched an investigation to understand how this happened.”

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