Photo: Bus depot
Merseyside Police can confirm that the 56-year-old man arrested in connection with the collision has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Sara Hind who lives on Crowland Street said:
“We were all trapped inside our homes because of the tragic incident, however it was only a matter of time before something like this happened.
Buses travel faster than the speed limit on way back to the depot at night, they speed consistently not just occasionally. The rumor of suicide being bandied about by the bus drivers is in my opinion frankly disgusting.
Rip to the woman and prayers go out you her family”
Police name women killed by bus as Jacqueline Lloyd, aged 46
Merseyside Police can confirm that the woman involved in a fatal road traffic collision in Southport on Sunday, May 17, was 46-year-old Jacqueline Lloyd.
Jacqueline was from the Southport
Merseyside police have not released any further details at this time.
Emergency services were called to Butts Lane, off Meols Cop Road, at around 11.50pm on Sunday night.
They were responding to reports a female pedestrian had died following a collision with a bus.
A bus driver who was arrested following the incident was working for Arriva, the company has confirmed.
The driver, a 56-year-old man from Burscough has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving.
A spokesman from the Arriva bus company said:
“We can confirm one of our buses has been involved in a serious incident whilst running out of service back to the depot on Sunday night.
“Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the woman who sadly passed away, and our driver who we are supporting through this difficult time.
“An investigation is currently taking place and we are working with the police to establish the circumstances of the incident.”
Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact officers from the MSOC roads policing team on 0151 777 5747 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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