A PEDESTRIAN was left seriously injured after a collision with a bus near Doncaster town centre.
It is believed the 64-year-old may have stepped out in front of the single-decker on South Parade, as it was slowing down approaching a stop.
Police say the man, from the Bessacarr area, suffered a severe internal head injury and is being treated at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.
The incident happened at 4.15pm on Monday, at the junction of South Parade with Regent Square, Doncaster, outside The Salutation pub.
A police spokeswoman said: “A multi-coloured single-decker bus was travelling along South Parade towards the town centre when a male pedestrian is believed to have stepped into its path from behind a mature tree.
“The man collided with the front nearside of the bus and fell to the ground, hitting his head on the road.”
She said the man’s injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.
Shocked staff at The Salutation pub saw the incident unfold on the street.
They provided a first aid kit and water for a passing nurse who was the first to offer medical assistance to the man.
One staff member, who did not want to be named, told The Star: “I saw the man through the window standing at the side of the road. I looked away, and the next thing I saw he was on the ground.
“The bus had been slowing down near the stop.
“Then four ambulances turned up, and there were five police cars on the scene until about 8pm. Everyone who had been on the bus was crowding around to see what was going on. The ambulances were really fast getting there.”
Police said the road was closed until 7.30pm.
The bus remained at the scene until investigations were completed.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision, or for anyone who saw the pedestrian or the bus just prior to the collision, to come forward.
Call South Yorkshire Police on 0114 220 2020 quoting incident number 813 of Monday August 15.