Guelph Transit bus hits pedestrian crossing the street

A Guelph Transit bus hit and injured a pedestrian crossing Macdonell Street near the Guelph Central Station bus terminal on Wednesday evening.

Man released from hospital after being treated for minor injuries

A Guelph Transit bus hit and injured a pedestrian crossing Macdonell Street near the Guelph Central Station bus terminal on Wednesday evening.

The bus was leaving the terminal and was turning left when it clipped the pedestrian with the back end of the city bus, officials said.

"It's a high traffic area so we're very concerned for the safety of our customers there," said Phil Meagher, interim general manager of Guelph Transit. 

Guelph Transit's operations manager was on the scene Wednesday, investigating the incident in partnership with the Guelph Police.

"We take this very seriously," said Meagher. "It's unacceptable and we'll be reviewing this whole incident with the driver to see what can be done in the future to avoid this."

The pedestrian was taken to Guelph General Hospital and treated for minor injuries. He was released that same evening. 

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