Bus driver who just got off her bus killed by car that got out of hand in Hamilton

A bus driver in Hamilton, Ontario, was killed by a car moments after getting off her bus.

Hamilton police say the 49-year-old woman stopped the bus on Main Street West near Locke Street shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday.

She was just about to get out of the vehicle when the 79-year-old driver of an approaching Honda Civic lost control and went off the road, hitting the unnamed bus driver and a building.

The victim was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead.

Police say the driver of the Honda Civic was arrested but has since been released and impairment was not a factor.

This is the eleventh fatality of the year for the Hamilton and the tenth involving a pedestrian.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on May 6, 2022.

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