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Woman hit by bus on George Street

A woman aged in her 30s is in a critical condition after being hit by a bus while crossing George Street in the city on Sunday afternoon.

Police were called to the scene about 2.45pm after receiving reports a woman had been hurt at George Street near Martin Place.

She was treated at the scene by paramedics, before being taken to St Vincent’s Hospital where she underwent surgery and is in a critical but stable condition.

Police said no one else was injured during the incident but the circumstances of how the accident occurred are unclear.

The bus driver was taken to hospital for mandatory blood and urine tests.

The incident is the latest in a series of pedestrian accidents in Sydney’s CBD in the past month.


In May, sketch artist Yichuan Wang died after being struck by a coach that lurched into a popular Chinese restaurant on Dixon Street.

Days later, a man in his 30s was hit by a bus and killed on George Street near Liverpool Street and in January, a woman was hit by a bus in Clarence Street and trapped underneath for several hours. She died later in hospital.

Figures show that buses are responsible for almost half of all pedestrian deaths in the CBD, despite making up less than 10 per cent of traffic in the city.

Last month the state government announced the speed limit in a large parts of the city will be lowered to 40km/h by the end of the year.

The new limits will reach from Circular Quay to Hay Street, in between Castlereagh and Pitt streets and Kent Street.