Woman who died in Auckland double-decker bus fall was 74

Woman who died in Auckland double-decker bus fall was 74
Photo credit: Auckland Transport

The passenger who died after a fall on an Auckland double-decker bus was an elderly Good Samaritan, police say.

WorkSafe New Zealand said the person died after they fell down stairs on a double-decker bus in Silverdale.

"The woman, aged 74, was on the bus at around 10:30am when she noticed that a wallet had been left behind by a previous passenger and had gone downstairs to give it to the driver," Waitemata Police Acting Senior Sergeant Nick Herd says.

"It is at this time that she has fallen."

The woman was transported to Auckland Hospital but sadly she passed away on Friday evening.

An investigation is now underway. Auckland Transport said it will assist in that, and "any other inquiries or investigations in any way it can". The matter has been referred to both the Coroner and WorkSafe NZ.

"Police have made a number of enquiries into the woman's death and there are no suspicious circumstances," Acting Snr Sgt Herd says.

"This was an absolute tragedy for this woman's family and our deepest sympathies are with them during this difficult time."