Update: Woman struck and killed by bus in downtown Victoria

Pedestrian was crossing at Douglas and Humboldt streets, say police

Victoria - Police investigate the scene of a Monday morning traffic incident that has resulted in the death of a pedestrian.

A woman was struck and killed by a bus this morning at 10 a.m. as she crossed the street in downtown Victoria.

The woman, said to be in her 20s and of Asian descent, was hit by the tour bus as it turned left from Humboldt Street onto Douglas Street, said VicPD Const. Mike Russell.

“It looks like she was crossing on a walk signal, that’s what the witness accounts state,” he said.

The driver of the tour bus was taken to VicPD headquarters, while the four onboard passengers were interviewed as witnesses.

A pedestrian was last struck and killed at the same intersection in 1999, but it was under very different circumstances, Russell said.

“It was rainy, it was at night, it was a hit-and-run, so it’s tough to draw any similarities between the two right now.”

This is Victoria and Esquimalt’s second traffic fatality of 2012.

dpalmer@vicnews.com

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