Pushed or ran into bus?

UPDATE: 12:55 p.m.

RCMP in Burnaby 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 on Tuesday, but before they arrived the 33-year-old victim had been hit by the bus on 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.

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.

– The Canadian Press

UPDATE: 10:15 a.m.

Two men have been arrested after a pedestrian was struck by a TransLink shuttle bus in Burnaby Tuesday evening.

One person was taken to hospital in critical condition, and Burnaby RCMP's Serious Crimes Unit has taken over the case, CTV News reports.

A tarp covered the front of the bus late Tuesday, and two lanes of Hastings Street remained closed Wednesday morning as police investigated.

RCMP has not said how the men are connected to the crash. 

– with files from CTV Vancouver

ORIGINAL: 6:20 a.m.

A pedestrian is in critical condition in hospital after being struck by a TransLink bus in Burnaby on Tuesday – an incident that follows three fatal crashes in the city in just a week.

Tuesday’s incident happened at 5:45 p.m. at Hastings Street and Carleton Avenue in Burnaby Heights – just steps away from a fire hall.

An eastbound bus struck the pedestrian and emergency crews responded, with the victim being rushed to Vancouver General Hospital in critical condition. 

One person was killed on June 7 on Lougheed Highway near Madison in a crash that involved multiple vehicles, including at least one speeding.

Earlier on June 7, Kingsway from Nelson Avenue to Marlborough Avenue was closed after one person was killed and two others sent to hospital in an eight-vehicle pileup.

On June 6, a 75-year-old pedestrian was killed on Marine Way near Boundary Road in what Burnaby RCMP are calling a hit-and-run incident. Police are looking for a “vehicle of interest” described as a semi-truck pulling a dark-red shipping container. Burnaby RCMP is also looking for anyone with dash cam footage who was in the area at the time of the crash.

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