BURNABY, B.C. — RCMP in Burnaby, B.C., are trying to unravel what led to a man being hit and critically injured by a transit bus.
Cpl. Mike Kalanj says officers were responding to reports of an altercation in Burnaby on Tuesday, but before they arrived the 33-year-old victim had been hit by the bus on the busy Hastings Street.
Kalanj says it's still unknown if the man ran into the street or was pushed, but a 62-year-old man has been taken into custody.
The @BurnabyRCMP serious crimes unit has been called in. Investigators have been here overnight taking evidence and photos at the scene. The shuttle was covered with a tarp early this morning. Pedestrian was taken to hospital with critical injuries. Details on @CTVMorningLive pic.twitter.com/h65NMjxQoU— Sheila Scott (@Sheila_Scott) June 12, 2019
Police say the bus driver was not involved in the altercation and a second man arrested has been released after investigators determined he was a witness, not a participant.
Kalanj says the matter is not gang related, but most other details, including any possible relationship between the two men, are still being worked out.
He says he believes the older man is "being co-operative to some degree," but can't say what charges are being contemplated.
A serious incident is being investigated by @BurnabyRCMP at Hastings St & Carleton Ave involving a @TransLink community shuttle bus. Officers on scene say Serious Crimes is investigating. More info on @CTVVancouver at 11:30 pic.twitter.com/rPCiuRi6Nr— Jordan Jiang (@J___Squared) June 12, 2019