Student hit by bus after party is improving

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A SHEFFIELD University student left fighting for life after she was hit by a double decker bus following an all-day students’ union drinking party is making progress in hospital.

The 18-year-old was left with life threatening injuries after the collision - but her condition is now described as ‘serious’ but improved.

She was struck outside the Bar One students’ union building on Glossop Road last Wednesday and was rushed to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital with head injuries and a punctured lung.

The first year student, from Suffolk, had been among hundreds who took advantage of an end of term ‘Christmas Day’ event at Bar One, where promotional drinks offers, including half price pints, were available from 10am.

Students queued from the early hours of the morning to get into the venue.

Sheffield Director of Public Health Dr Jeremy Wight said the drinking party was ‘grossly irresponsible’ and called for the annual event to be stopped.

South Yorkshire Police has also asked Sheffield Council’s licensing committee to review the licence for Bar One in the wake of the collision.

During an interim hearing, before a full licensing review in the new year, members banned special events or drinks promotions at the bar.