Kelowna RCMP says the child was treated for serious but non-life-threatening injuries at the scene and then taken to hospital.
The bus driver stated a group of youths was running toward the bus stop when one of them slipped on the sidewalk, which was covered with snow and ice, and slid under the bus between the front and rear tires.
“These types of accidents, especially when a child is injured affect everyone involved, deeply,” said Const. Mike Della-Paolera. The RCMP will provide all available support to anyone requiring it.”
A child was taken to hospital after being hit by a BC Transit bus at around 4 p.m. on Feb. 28, in Kelowna’s Mission, just off Gordon Drive.
The RCMP has confirmed that the child is 12 years old.
The nature of the injuries and details of the event have not yet been released.
BC Transit said it is aware of an incident involving a bus and a pedestrian at the intersection of Steele Road and Arbor View Drive.
“Our thoughts are with the pedestrian and driver involved in the incident,” said BC Transit.
The transit service is supporting the police in the investigation and asks that witnesses to the incident contact the RCMP.
“Our top priority is safety, and BC Transit is also undertaking an internal investigation.”
More information to come as it becomes available.
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