Stagecoach confirm one of its buses was involved in serious collision involving a pedestrian on major route into Northampton town centre

The incident happened at 8.40am today (Monday)

Police and specialist crash investigators remain at the scene of a serious collision between a pedestrian and a bus along a busy stretch of road in Northampton.

St James Road has now reopened after being closed near to the junction with Stenson Street for a number of hours today (Monday February 26).

A Northamptonshire Police spokeswoman said: “The road will be closed for the next few hours and motorists are advised to avoid the area.”

The road is closed between the Spencer Bridge Road junction and St James Working Men’s Club. Traffic is congested around the area.

The Chronicle and Echo saw around three to four police cars, an undercover police car, and a collision investigation team at the scene at midday.

A spokesperson for Stagecoach Midlands added: "We can confirm one of our vehicles was involved in a serious collision on St James Road this morning (26 February).

"Our immediate thoughts and sympathies with the pedestrian's loved ones and those involved in the incident. Safety is our number one priority and we will do all we can to assist the police with their investigation."