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A B.C. Transit bus heading east on Superior Street around 7:40 PM, Tuesday night,  hit two pedestrians when making a left turn onto Douglas Street, near the northwest entrance to Beacon Hill Park.

Victoria Police confirm both pedestrians were crossing in a marked crosswalk when they were struck by the bus, but say it is too early to say if they had the right of way or not.

One male was stuck underneath the bus and a female was by the front of the bus.

A total of 13 firefighters arrived on scene and worked quickly to get the man in his 40’s out from under the bus. He was conscious when transported from the scene by B.C. Ambulance Service. The female was also taken to hospital.

The driver of the #31 bus was also taken to hospital suffering from shock. He was so distraught, police were not able to get a word out of him, reports the Times Colonist.

Traffic analyst arrived on scene around 9:00 p.m and are interviewing witnesses and looking at the scene to determine the cause.

As of this post update, a detour remains in place and road closures in the area around Superior and Douglas are in effect.

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