A female pedestrian has been killed in a crash involving a bus in Newcastle yesterday.

NSW Police have said that officers from the Crash Investigation Unit are investigating the circumstances leading up to the accident.

Emergency services were called to the intersection of Brunker and Mandating Roads in Adamstown just before 3:30pm on Tuesday afternoon following reports that a pedestrian had been hit by a bus.

A 35-year-old woman was found on the scene suffering critical injuries. While NSW Ambulance paramedics attempted to revive her, the woman sadly passed away at the scene.

NSW police have also said that the woman’s dog was also found deceased at the scene.

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There were reportedly 16 students on board the bus at the time of the crash but none of them were injured. The bus driver was also left uninjured but was taken to John Hunter Hospital for mandatory testing.

The bus also reportedly crashed into five parked vehicles after the initial impact with the pedestrian.

Initial inquiries into the incident have begun and officers would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed the crash.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.