Bus death: 'don't rush, be safe'
A business owner next to the site of where a woman was killed by a bus in Sydney's CBD pleads for people to be careful on the road.PT1M19S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-31osq 620 349 January 30, 2014
Police are examining CCTV footage after a woman died when she was hit by a bus in Sydney's CBD.
The 51-year-old Granville woman died on Wednesday night after becoming stuck under the bus as it turned into Clarence Street from Erskine Street.
It was a dreadful day on NSW roads
She was trapped in the axles of the bus for two hours before emergency services freed her. She died only hours after undergoing emergency surgery.
A woman was trapped under a bus for two hours. Photo: Sahlan Hayes
Earlier that day, an 83-year-old man died instantly when he was hit by a truck in Monterey in southern Sydney while crossing the road.
NSW Police Traffic and Highway Patrol operations commander Stuart Smith said the deaths were tragic.
"It was a dreadful day on NSW roads," he said.
Paramedics treat the woman. Photo: Keiran O'Shea, smh.com.au reader
Superintendent Smith said crash investigators are looking into both accidents, including CCTV footage from the Sydney Buses vehicle as well as an examination of traffic and pedestrian control records.
"It's a complex calculation that can only be provided once a re-enactment is provided," he said.
Police said the bus was turning right when it struck the woman, and the 70-year-old driver was provided with counselling.
"We believe he is a very experienced driver with the State Transit Authority," Superintendent Smith said.
He could not comment on whether jaywalking was a factor in the accident but reminded pedestrians and drivers to look out for each other.
"It is a place where we all need to be aware and to keep a proper lookout," he said.
He warned people about the dangers of jaywalking and using electronic devices such as mobile phones and MP3 players.