28-year-old woman killed after being struck by an ETS bus, Edmonton

A 28-year-old woman has died after she was struck by an ETS bus while crossing a street in downtown Edmonton, at approximately 6:50 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2011.

An ETS bus was turning left at an intersection at 102A Avenue to head south on 97 Street when it hit the woman, who was crossing in a marked crosswalk on her way to work.

Fire rescue crews were called to the scene to remove her from under the bus. EMS treated the pedestrian on site before transporting the woman to hospital, where her injuries were determined to be fatal.

Police blocked off streets surrounding the scene (one block each way) and roads were closed for up to five hours while Traffic Section investigated. Officers are hopeful they will be able to attain witness statements and video footage from the surrounding area that may assist in determining the cause of the collision.

No charges have been laid at this time, pending the outcome of the investigation.

A reminder that the Medical Examiner’s Office is authorized to release the name(s) of those killed in traffic fatalities.

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