British Columbia

Woman, 22, struck and killed by bus in Burnaby

Police said a pedestrian was hit by a bus at the intersection of 6th Street at 16th Avenue Thursday evening.

Edmonds intersection was closed several hours Thursday night

RCMP collision investigators at the scene where a pedestrian was hit by a transit bus. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a bus in the Edmonds area of Burnaby, B.C. on Thursday evening.

RCMP said the crash happened at 6th Street and 16th Avenue around 7 p.m. PT.

The pedestrian, a 22-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.

An RCMP officer leaves the scene Thursday night. Investigators were on scene for several hours after a pedestrian was struck and killed by a bus. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

The intersection was closed for several hours as investigators worked at the crash scene. The area reopened to traffic early Friday morning.

In an email late Thursday, TransLink confirmed the bus was operated by the Coast Mountain Bus Company, its subsidiary, but declined to comment further.