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Man dead after being struck by charter bus in North Vancouver

Police are asking anyone with information or dashcam footage to come forward
Two lanes of westbound traffic on the 2000 block of Marine Drive in North Vancouver were closed Wednesday, Aug. 23, for a police investigation.

A North Vancouver man in his mid-50s has died after being struck by a charter bus, police say.

The man died in hospital Wednesday evening from serious injuries incurred in a collision with the bus on the 2000 block of Marine Drive, just west of Capilano Road, according to North Vancouver RCMP.

At around 2:10 p.m. the man was struck by the charter bus, which was travelling in the bus lane, said Const. Mansoor Sahak, North Vancouver RCMP spokesperson. Following the incident, paramedics arrived and efforts were made to treat the man for his "critical" injuries before being transported to hospital.

The pedestrian was on the sidewalk as the bus was passing by, and at some point the pedestrian was struck, Sahak said, but police aren't yet certain how this happened.

"The investigation is going to be around how the pedestrian was struck," he said. "We don’t know if he was partially on the sidewalk or not."

The bus driver stayed on the scene and is co-operating with police, Sahak said. He added that the coroner's investigation will examine the man's injuries to determine how the incident could have unfolded.

A integrated Collision Analyst Reconstruction Service investigation is underway, and officers have spoken to "multiple" witnesses who were on the scene, Sahak said. He encourages anyone with further information or dashcam footage to contact North Vancouver RCMP.

"We want to know what happened," Sahak said. "Any time there is a fatality involved, we treat it seriously and we have to find out what happened because the victim’s family deserves answers."

The non-emergency line for North Vancouver RCMP is 604-985-1311.