Five sent to hospital after RCMP vehicle and transit bus collide in Burnaby

Five people were taken to hospital Friday morning after a police vehicle and a transit bus collided at a busy Burnaby intersection.

The crash happened at about 6:30 a.m. near the intersection of Canada Way and Willingdon Avenue and involved a Burnaby RCMP SUV and a transit bus with about 15 passengers on board, according to Burnaby RCMP.

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Five people, including the officer who had been driving the police vehicle, were taken to hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries, but all have since been released, according to police.

The intersection was closed for a brief period but was soon reopened.

Burnaby RCMP is investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision and asks anyone who witnessed it to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999.

To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or text "BCTIP" to 274637 with information.

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