Pedestrian struck and killed by charter bus in Vancouver's Coal Harbour
A pedestrian hit by a charter bus Tuesday afternoon in Vancouver has died, police said.
Vancouver police have confirmed the woman was struck in the Coal Harbour area near West Georgia and Cardero Street around 12:30 pm.
Charter Bus Lines (VTT Tours & Transit) confirmed one of its vehicles was involved in the incident.
President Matthew Cox says the company is cooperating with investigators.
“We are deeply saddened by the fatal accident involving a pedestrian and our bus today in downtown Vancouver. Our thoughts are with the deceased, their families and those involved,” he said in a statement released Tuesday night.
#VanTraffic Due to a traffic incident, we are advising motorists to avoid the area of West Georgia and Cardero streets until further notice.
Thank you for your patience while we deal with this. pic.twitter.com/q2hHXvx5iL
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) September 27, 2022
This marks the city’s eighth pedestrian fatality of the year.
Officers from VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit are on the scene speaking to witnesses to determine how the collision occurred.
Police are asking drivers to avoid the area of West Georgia and Cardero streets in the meantime.
Anyone who saw the collision is asked to call VPD at 604-717-3012.