Update: Senior hit by bus, critical
Nov 6, 2012 / 9:00 am
UPDATE: Tuesday, November 6, 9 a.m. - RCMP have now identified the woman hit on Springfield Road Sunday afternoon. The woman is 73 years old and her family are with her at KGH. Cst. Kris Clark says there is no change in the woman's condition.
An unidentified woman, believed to be in her 60s or 70s is in critical condition in hospital after being hit by a bus late Sunday afternoon.
The incident occurred about 5 p.m. at Springfield and Barlee roads.
Cst. Kris Clark says the woman appeared to stumble off the curb into the path of on-coming traffic when she was struck by the bus.
Clark says the bus involved was a smaller tour type bus and not a transit or school bus.
"The woman was rushed to hospital with serious, life-threatening injuries," says Clark.
"She remains in critical condition at Kelowna General Hospital."
Clark says he believes her injuries were mostly internal.
He says the woman was not carrying any identification at the time of the incident.
"She was wearing a dark purple hooded coat and is estimated to be between 60 and 70 years of age."
Police believe she may live in the area.
Clark says the driver of the bus has been interviewed and the bus itself has been seized for a full mechanical inspection.
Rainy weather and poor visibility appear to have been contributing factors.
Police are asking anyone who may be able to identify the woman to contact Central Okanagan Traffic Services at 250-980-5353.
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