Motorcyclist killed in early-morning collision with Vancouver bus

Sep 1 2020, 2:36 pm

A motorcyclist is dead after a collision with a bus early Tuesday morning at the intersection of East Hastings and Columbia Streets in Vancouver.

According to VPD, the collision occurred at 5:25 am, when the motorcycle, travelling east on East Hastings Street, struck a bus northbound on Columbia Street.

The driver of the motorcycle, a 39-year-old man, and his passenger, a 28-year-old female, were both transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said. The driver has since died in hospital and the female passenger remains in hospital “battling serious injuries.”

There were no physical injuries to the driver of the bus or passengers on the bus, and the driver is cooperating with the investigation, police said.

Now, as police continue to investigate the incident, they are asking anyone with dashcam footage who was driving in the area at the time of the collision – or anyone who may have witnessed the collision – to contact them at 604-717-3012.

This is Vancouver’s fifth traffic fatality of 2020.

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