Vancouver bus driver dies after being caught between two buses



TransLink observed a minute of silence for the 64-year-old man.

Vancouver Police are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a 64-year-old man.

Ambulances responded to a call at 8:21 a.m. on September 27 after receiving reports of a person trapped between two transit buses on West Cordova Street near Cambie Street, according to BCs Emergency Health Services (BCEHS).

The man was stuck between two transit vehicles as he struggled with a mechanical problem with his bus, says a press release from the VPD. The victim was taken to hospital by paramedics with life-threatening injuries where he later died.

The man was an employee of the Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) and TransLink said in a tweet that it would observe a minute of silence on September 29 at 3 p.m. in his honor.

“The buses will stop, if it is safe, and the SeaBus will stay at the terminal to remember our colleague and thank him for his 21 years of dedication and service to our community,” the transport agency said.

“The circumstances of this death are heartbreaking,” said Constable Tania Visintin. “VPD’s Collision Investigation Unit is working closely with Coast Mountain Bus Company and Worksafe BC to determine the cause of this collision.

Witnesses or anyone with on-board camera images are asked to call the VPD Collision Investigation Unit at 604-717-3012.

This is the 13th fatal collision in Vancouver in 2021.

With files from Brendan Kergin


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