A MAN suffered "serious injuries" after he was hit by a bus in a busy Worcester street.

The man, believed to be in his 40s, was hit by the bus in Foregate Street at around 12.30pm on Monday (August 3).

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As a result, police closed off the street from the Crown Court to the Cross, where traffic was being diverted.

An ambulance and three police cars were at the scene of the incident, with blue and white police tape draped around the bus.

A West Midlands Ambulance spokesman confirmed the man was treated for serious injuries and had been taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further treatment.

Crews also checked over the driver and he was discharged at the scene.

A West Mercia Police spokesman said: "We were called to a collision just after 12.40pm today on Foregate Street.

"The pedestrian, a man who is believed to be in his 40s, is currently being treated.

"The road is currently closed as the incident is ongoing."