Edmonton police look for passengers on bus involved in fatal pedestrian collision
Police are looking to speak to anyone who may have been onboard a bus involved in a fatal pedestrian collision in north Edmonton last weekend.
Mariama Sillah, 13, died after she was struck by an ETS but while crossing the street in a marked crosswalk in the area of 137 Avenue on 40 Street. It happened at around 7:40 p.m. Saturday.
Officers believe there were several passengers on the bus at the time. It was ETS bus route 10, which runs between the Clareview and Coliseum stations.
Police also believe there were people waiting at a bus stop near where the teen was struck. Anyone who was standing at bus stop 7257 on the south curb of 137 Avenue east of 40 Street is asked to contact police.
Sillah was a student at Victoria School. Her uncle told Global News she was on her way home from grabbing dinner at Subway when she was struck by the bus.
“All the dreams she had, all she wanted to be and what we were hoping to see – it’s gone,” Alimamy Timbo said of his niece.
“Up to now, I’m in denial. I wish there was another way, a miracle could bring her back.”
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Charges have not been laid in the incident. This was the second time in as many months a pedestrian was struck and killed by an ETS bus while walking in a marked crosswalk.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.
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