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Canada Place tour bus crash kills 49-year-old man

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DH Vancouver Staff Aug 13, 2017 8:15 am 20,886

A man has died and two other people have been injured, after a tour bus crashed into several pedestrians on Canada Place Way on Sunday morning.

The man who died was 49-years-old, a 15-year-old girl suffered minor injuries, and an elderly man is in a serious condition.

All those injured were tourists, and the elderly man is still in hospital, according to police.

According to a release by the Vancouver Police, officers and emergency responders arrived to Burrard Street and Canada Place just after 10 am.

The VPD’s Collision Investigation Team is investigating what happened.

So far, police believe the bus was travelling at low speeds when it hit a parked vehicle, and several pedestrians around the vehicle.

Investigators are urging anyone who may have witnessed the collision to call them at (604) 506-2024. Staff from the VPD Victim Services Unit will be available to any witnesses.

The bus involved in a crash at Canada Place (Ken Chan/Daily Hive)

The bus involved in a crash at Canada Place (Ken Chan/Daily Hive)

The bus involved in a crash at Canada Place (Ken Chan/Daily Hive)

The bus involved in a crash at Canada Place (Ken Chan/Daily Hive)

Vancouver Police have closed the section of Canada Place Way between Thurlow Street and Howe Street to all vehicles. Please avoid the area today.

This is a popular and busy area during the summer, especially on fair weather weekends, and is frequented by tourists including many cruise ship passengers embarking and disembarking vessels at Canada Place.

It is also used as a scheduled pick-up and drop-off location for many tour buses.

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