Edmonton records first pedestrian fatality of the year after woman struck by ETS bus

Apr 15 2020, 3:19 pm

Edmonton recorded its first pedestrian fatality of the year on Wednesday, after a serious collision at the intersection of 118 Avenue and 50 Street.

According to Edmonton Police Service, “at approximately 11:10 am Wednesday, April 15, 2020, EPS Major Collision investigators were called to the intersection of 118 Avenue and 50 Street on the report of a collision involving an ETS bus and a pedestrian.”

Police say a 69-year-old woman was travelling northbound on 50 Street at 118 Avenue, in a marked crosswalk with a walking signal, when she was struck by an ETS bus turning left onto 118 Avenue from the northbound lanes of 50 Street.

The woman was pronounced deceased on scene.

According to EPS, the driver of the bus remained on site and is cooperating with the police investigation.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident, and neither speed nor alcohol are considered factors in this collision.

No charges have been laid at this time.