Man, 33, critically injured when hit by bus during altercation in Burnaby

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      Update (June 14): Police interviewed the 62-year-old man and released him from custody. No charges have yet been laid. The 33-year-old male remains in hospital with critical injuries.

      After two men became embroiled in a quarrel in Burnaby, one man is in critical condition after being struck by a bus.

      At 5:45 p.m. on June 11, Burnaby RCMP received a report that two males were involved in an altercation near the intersection of Hastings Street and Carleton Avenue in Burnaby.

      During the conflict, one of the males stepped into the roadway and was hit by a bus.

      Officers arrested the two males at the scene.

      One of them, a 33-year-old man, sustained life-threatening injuries. The other, a 62-year-old man, remains in custody.

      No charges have been laid yet.

      The investigation is focusing on how the male entered the roadway and whether or not it was a result of the dispute. The transit bus driver is not under investigation.

      Any witnesses or anyone who has footage of this incident is asked to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

      This incident is the fourth vehicle-related collision in Burnaby this past week.

      On June 6, a semi-truck left a 75-year-old pedestrian dead after a hit-and-run on Marine Way near Boundary Road.

      Then on June 7, a pedestrian died in a multi-vehicle crash at Madison and Gilmore avenues while, a few hours later, up to eight vehicles were involved in a collision in the Metrotown area that resulted in the death of one individual.

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