One Pedestrian Dead, Others Injured After Canada Place Bus Crash
ANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – One person has died and two others have been injured after a crash involving a tour bus on Burrard Street, near Canada Place this morning.
Vancouver Police say the injured pedestrians are all tourists. The man who died was 49-years-old, a 15-year-old girl sustained minor injuries, and an elderly man remains in hospital with serious injuries.
It appears the bus was travelling at low speeds when it collided with a parked SUV, before jumping the curb.
People were pinned under the bus and freed by emergency crews.
Sergeant Jason Robillard with the VPD says the pedestrians were around the parked car when they were hit.
“The position of where they were will form part of the investigation, but they were requiring extraction from Vancouver Fire and Rescue.”
“There were three people taken to hospital from the scene.”
“The condition of the bus driver will form part of the investigation and I can’t comment on the driver’s condition.”
Robillard says the incident is a tragedy, and the VPD is calling for witnesses.