PHOTOS: Bus crash leaves elderly pedestrian with life-threatening injuries in Brampton

By

Published June 24, 2024 at 10:29 am

Bus crash leaves elderly pedestrian with life-threatening injuries in Brampton

One man was rushed to hospital in critical condition after being hit by a Brampton Transit bus on the weekend.

The collision happened around 6:20 p.m. on Sunday when Peel Regional Police say an elderly male pedestrian was hit by a transit bus in the area of Steeles Avenue and McMurchy Avenue near Shoppers World in Brampton.

Pictures from the scene captured by Insauga.com show a damaged Brampton Transit bus with a sign that reads “not in service.” The bus had a crack in its front windshield and the intersection was blocked off by caution tape and Peel police cruisers.

The victim was rushed to hospital with critical injuries and was in life-threatening condition, a spokesperson for Peel Regional Paramedic Services told Insauga.com. One other patient was also transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries, paramedics said.

Police say the bus driver stayed at the scene following the crash. Emergency crews had lanes closed for hours while police investigated the collision.

Investigators have not said whether any charges have been laid or are pending in connection with the incident.

The collision is the second in as many months involving a Brampton Transit bus.

In May two vehicles including a bus collided in the area of Bovaird Drive and Worthington Avenue.

Three ambulances were called to the crash scene and five people were injured. Two of the victims were rushed to hospital in stable condition with minor injuries while three others declined transport.

Insauga.com has reached out to the city for comment on both of these incidents but no response has been received.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact Peel Regional Police by calling 905-453-3311. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

INsauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising