February 22nd, 2024

Edmonton transit passenger critically injured after falling out the back door: police

By The Canadian Press on December 31, 2023.

A passenger on a transit bus in Edmonton is in critical condition after police say she fell out the vehicle's back door. An Edmonton Police Service shoulder badge is shown in Edmonton on Tuesday Aug 1, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson.

EDMONTON – A passenger on a transit bus in Edmonton is in critical condition after police say she fell out the vehicle’s back door.

Police say the bus was making a left turn in the city’s west end on Friday afternoon when a 63-year-old woman stood up from her seat and moved towards the rear exit.

They say she reached for and held onto a safety bar, but as the bus turned, she lost her balance and fell backwards through the door and onto the street.

Paramedics transported the woman to hospital with serious injuries.

Police say her condition rapidly declined in hospital, where she remains in critical condition.

They say they are still investigating but that no Traffic Safety Act charges are pending at this time.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 31, 2023.

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