Brakes not to blame in death of woman struck by pole

The coroner's office is still looking for what caused a bus to slide into a pole, which then hit a woman who eventually died of her injuries in early 2013.

Woman killed by pole toppled over by city bus

The bus was headed east on Hamilton Street when it knocked down a pole, which struck a woman waiting at a bus stop. (CBC)

Regina police have determined a transit driver is not criminally responsible for the death of a woman who was struck by a pole knocked over by a bus.

According to police, the February incident happened in Regina's downtown at 11th Avenue and Hamilton Street at about 5:22 p.m. CST.

A 50-year-old woman standing at a bus stop was struck by a pole after it toppled over when it was hit by a transit bus.

The woman suffered serious head injuries and died in March.

Regina's Deputy City Manager, Brent Sjoberg, said the city feels for the woman's loved ones.

"Our thoughts go out to the family," he told reporters Monday.

The bus was operated by a 39-year-old man. There were four passengers on board at the time of the accident, but no one else was injured.

Officers were trying to determine what caused the bus to run into the pole.

Faulty brakes not blamed

After a police investigation with the Chief Coroner and SGI, a charge has been laid against the City of Regina Transit Corp Service Department and Equipment for failing to maintain a brake system with mechanical components that are secure, functional or not excessively worn or misaligned.

The charge carries a voluntary payment of $770 or a court date.

Although the bus was found to have worn brake drums, the investigation ruled that did not contribute to the crash.

Sjoberg says the coroner is still investigating to find what caused the crash.