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Trainee medics tried to save bus death man

'It was reassuring there were people who helped and were willing and confident to jump in'

08 February, 2019 — By Samantha Booth

TRAINEE medics tried to save the life of a pedestrian who died after what police are treating as a collision with a bus.

The 56-year-old man died in Camden Road near the junction with Camden Street late on Tuesday night. Police are currently treating the incident as a collision with a 274 double-decker bus.

One witness told the New Journal she saw the man fall into the road before the bus moved.

Eloise Cadman, 22, said she was standing with her boyfriend at the bus stop outside Sainsbury’s at around 10pm when she saw the man fall to the ground.

“The bus driver prepared to pull away and started to move forward. My boyfriend ran forward to stop the bus,” said Ms Cadman, from Crouch End. “We were calling for help as he was completely unresponsive.”

She said two young medical students were passing by when they stopped and began working on the man.

“It was reassuring there were people who helped and were willing and confident to jump in,” said Ms Cadman.“It’s really admirable.”

The driver of the bus, which is operated by Metroline, stopped at the scene and is assisting police with their enquiries, the Met Police said.

No arrests have been made.

The Met Police said: “Officers are particularly keen to hear from passengers in the bus who may have seen what took place. The bus was almost full at the time of the incident.”

Claire Mann, director of bus operations at TfL, sent her sympathies to the man’s family and said a “full investigation” was under way.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call police on 0208 246 9820 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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