Parent's worst nightmare

Tragedy struck in Abbotsford Friday morning.

A nine-year-old girl was struck by a transit bus just after 8:20 a.m. at South Fraser and Hill-Tout Street. She was rushed to hospital but died of her injuries.

Transportation officials say emergency crews arrived on scene and found the girl with serious injuries.

B.C. Transit president Manuel Achadinha says in a statement he is "extremely saddened" to hear of the girl's death and the agency's thoughts are with her family, the driver and others who witnessed the event.

Sgt. Judy Bird of Abbotsford police says it's too early to say how fast the bus was travelling.

"At that time of morning, it was still quite dark, as well as our weather conditions were very rainy, so there was some visibility issues. But at this time we are at the very preliminary stages of investigation."

BC Transit spokesperson Jonathon Dyck says they are co-operating fully with Abbotsford Police in the investigation.

BC Transit will also conduct an internal investigation.

- with files from CTV

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