63-year-old pedestrian killed in collision with transit bus in DTES

A man is dead after being struck by a transit bus in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside on Friday. @Mershadizm / Twitter

A 63-year-old man is dead after being struck by a transit bus in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside on Friday evening.

TransLink confirms that one of its buses struck a pedestrian on Hastings Street between Abbott and Carrall Streets.

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According to the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), it happened just before 5 p.m., when the bus pulled away from a stop on Hastings, heading east.

Police said the man collided with the bus and died.

The VPD said speed does not appear to be a factor in the crash, and that collision investigators remained on scene late Friday night.

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Traffic was diverted on West Hastings between Abbott and Carall Streets to allow investigators to work.

The crash marks Vancouver’s third pedestrian fatality of the year.

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