17/12/2013 09:49 GMT | Updated 25/01/2014 21:01 GMT

London Man Crushed To Death By Double-Decker Bus In Tooting Broadway

A London double decker bus crushed a man to death in front of horrified passersby at Tooting Broadway, a south London tube station.

The 131 bus, turning from Mitcham Road onto the high street, reportedly dragged the unnamed man under the wheels, as he walked over the pedestrian crossing during rush hour on Monday.

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We sent a number of ambulance crews to the scene and London’s air ambulance by car.

“Sadly, despite the best efforts of our medics, the patient was pronounced dead at the scene by the air ambulance doctor.”

A London Underground employee told the Evening Standard: “Someone came running into the station saying someone needed an ambulance because they had just been run over by a bus on the crossing.

“I rushed out and you could see he was dead immediately. Half of him was right under the front wheel.

“He had just been crossing the road and the bus came round the corner and hit him. It really was a dreadful scene and very bad.”