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Pedestrian killed in Victoria railway station bus crash named as woman from Rainham

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Original article from Kent Live

A pedestrian killed in a fatal collision at Victoria Railway Station has been named as Melissa Burr from Rainham.

Her family have said they are "absolutely devastated" by the death of the "kind and thoughtful" 32-year-old.

Met Police say there were called at 8.25am on Tuesday (August 10) to reports of a collision involving two buses and three pedestrians outside Victoria.

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Emergency services attended and immediately provided first aid, but despite their efforts Melissa was pronounced dead at the scene at 9am.

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Two other people were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police added that all parties stopped at the scene – and there have been no arrests.

A spokesperson for Melissa’s family said: “We are absolutely devastated by loss and the hole that this incident has left in our lives.

"Melissa was a kind and thoughtful soul, had a quirky charm with such a bright future ahead of her.

“As a family we naturally want to understand how such a tragedy occurred, but for now we just want time and space to mourn our beautiful Melissa and send her to rest with her late father.”

Detective Constable Chris May of Met’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “This tragic incident claimed the life of a young woman and our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.

“We are continuing to piece together the circumstances surrounding this collision and I am very keen to hear from any witnesses who have not yet spoken with police.

"If you have information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.”

Anyone with information should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit witness lines on 0208 543 5157, call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting 1450/10AUG.

Alternatively, people can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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