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Pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by bus
A pedestrian is in hospital in critical condition after being struck by a community transit bus in the Metrotown neighbourhood Thursday night.
Just before 10 p.m. on Aug. 29 a 30-year-old woman was crossing Willingdon Avenue at Maywood Street when the bus turned the corner and struck her, say Burnaby RCMP.
The bus was turning left from Maywood onto Willingdon and the woman was in a marked crosswalk at the time. It was raining and she was wearing dark clothing.
The woman was pinned under the bus and witnesses, including an off-duty firefighter, helped remove her from under the rear wheels of the vehicle. She was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The bus driver was traumatized by the incident and required sedation by paramedics, said a Burnaby RCMP press release. Police continue to investigate.