Vancouver Police are investigating a collision that occurred early this evening and claimed the life of one female pedestrian.
The incident occurred just before 5 p.m. when a school bus collided into a 66-year-old female pedestrian at the intersection of Oak Street and Park Drive in South Vancouver. The pedestrian was rushed to hospital with severe injuries, but later succumbed to her injuries.
The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with the VPD Collision Investigation Unit. The school bus was empty with no passengers when the incident happened.
This marks Vancouver’s 11th death in 2014 involving a collision, a tally that now includes four pedestrians.
Over the past several days, there has been a major spike in vehicle accidents due to poor road conditions from heavy rainfall. On Tuesday, within a 24-hour period, there were 40 collisions in Vancouver including nine involving pedestrians and two involving cyclists.
Police have stated that they will continue to examine the evidence, speak with witnesses and canvass for any potential video to help determine the cause of today’s fatal collision and all of the factors involved. Anyone with information about the collision, and has not yet spoken to police, is asked to contact the VPD at (604) 717-3012.
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