Transit bus t-bones crossover in Burnaby crash

A transit bus shoved a crossover utility vehicle “a significant distance” during a crash in Burnaby early Friday morning.

The collision, at the intersection of Hastings Street and Sperling Avenue, happened just before 1:30 a.m. Friday morning.

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An articulated 95 B-Line bus was heading eastbound on Hastings when it slammed into a black crossover that had turned in front of it, according to TransLink spokesperson Chris Bryan.

“The vehicle was pushed a significant distance through the intersection and ended up on the sidewalk,” he said.

The driver of the smaller vehicle was taken to Burnaby Hospital with minor injuries.

The bus was in service at the time of the crash with about 15 passengers on board, but neither they nor the driver were hurt, according to TransLink and Burnaby RCMP.

“Most left the bus before any transit supervisor or anybody from emergency health services attended,” Bryan said.

He said he couldn’t comment on the state of the traffic light at the time of the collision.

TransLink and Burnaby RCMP are investigating the accident.

“We always investigate anything of this sort, just to determine whether it was preventable or non-preventable and if there was any actions by the operator that weren’t what you would expect under the circumstances.”

 

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