A man in his 60’s was airlifted to hospital for treatment after he was struck by a school bus in Duncan Friday morning.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP said in a statement that the collision occurred just before 8 a.m. on September 11 at the intersection of Beverly Street and the Trans-Canada Highway.

The man sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital, then airlifted to a neighbouring hospital for further treatment.

“Our thoughts are certainly with the pedestrian involved in this accident,” said Robyn Gray, Superintendent of the Cowichan Valley School District.

“As you can imagine, this is extremely traumatic for our driver and staff as well and we’re working to support them while cooperating fully with the RCMP investigation. We are thankful that there were no students on the bus at the time of the incident.”

Police remained on scene with collision analysts and commercial vehicle safety officers to investigate the incident.

The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are asking that anyone who witnessed the incident contact them at 250-748-5522.

Those who wish to report information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers at cowichancrimestoppers.com to leave a tip online or call 1-800-222-8477.