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Senior dies in car, bus crash

An elderly Vancouver man was killed on Saturday morning when his vehicle collided with a TransLink Bus in the city's Downtown Eastside.

Police in Vancouver said the car was travelling north on Princess Street through East Hastings Street, and drove in front of the bus before being hit and spinning out into a parked car.

The collision occurred just before 9 a.m. 

The 73-year-old driver of the car was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries. No one else was hurt as a result of the crash.

Police are continuing to investigate the cause of the accident, adding it's believed the transit bus was entering the intersection on a green light.

Traffic on East Hastings Street was blocked off for several hours after the crash, but has since returned to normal.



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