Pedestrian hit by transit bus in Burnaby after fight with another man

Burnaby RCMP is investigating whether a 33-year-old pedestrian who suffered life-threatening injuries Tuesday afternoon ended up in the path of a transit bus because of an altercation with another man.

Police received a report at about 5:45 p.m. that two men were fighting near the intersection of Hastings Street and Carleton Avenue in Burnaby.

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“During this altercation one of the males entered the roadway and was struck by a transit bus,” stated an RCMP press release. “How the male entered the roadway is still under investigation with a focus on whether it was as a result of the altercation.”

Two men were arrested at the scene, and one, a 62-year-old man, is still in custody.

No charges have been laid at this time.

Police are still working to find out whether the men were known to each other.

The transit bus driver is not under investigation, according to police.

Investigators remain on scene today and there will continue to be traffic delays in the area through to this afternoon, police said.

Burnaby RCMP is now asking anyone who witnessed this incident or may have any dashcam or surveillance video of it to contact police at 604-646-9999.

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.solvecrime.ca.

 

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