(Travis Paterson/Black Press)

Transit bus loses control near Uptown shopping centre

One person was treated for a minor injury at the scene

One person was injured when a BC Transit bus crashed near Uptown shopping centre Tuesday night.

The route 31 Royal Oak Exchange/James Bay bus was travelling northbound on Douglas Street around 6:50 p.m., when it took a righthand turn onto Carey Road. That’s where the bus lost control and ended up coming to a stop lengthwise across a sidewalk and partially in some bushes.

BC Transit has released a statement saying this was a single-vehicle accident and the injured person was assessed and released on scene. They were unable to say how many passengers were on the bus at the time.

“We are sorry to the passengers that were affected by this incident, and all were able to get on another bus to continue their travel plans. We will work with the driver to support them as appropriate,” said BC Transit Communications Manager Jonathon Dyck.

The transit authority also said it will be working with the bus driver and conducting an internal investigation to determine if improvement can be made to prevent this from happening in the future.

The Saanich Police Department is also investigating.

Just Posted

Our Place celebrates Christmas in July

Afternoon barbecue serves up turkey burgers and Santa hats under the hot sun

Pedestrian struck on Quadra Street

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle on Quadra Street at Hulford… Continue reading

Police respond after dog left in vehicle at the movies

West Shore RCMP determined the animal was not in distress

Affordable housing idea dead for Central Park, idea shifts to Royal Athletic Park lot

Underground parking with housing units above to be considered for existing lot

VIDEO: Trudeau shuffles familiar faces, adds new ones to expanded cabinet

Justin Trudeau shuffles his front bench Wednesday to install the roster of ministers that will be entrusted with leading the Liberal team into next year’s election.

Wildfires erupt in B.C. Okanagan forcing evacuation orders and a highway closure

Check out a list of up-to-date information on blazes happening within the Kamloops Wildfire Centre.

‘Amazing Race Canada’ competitors face B.C. challenge

They drove Corvettes, mastered falconry basics, and ate blueberry pie in the Cowichan Valley

Grizzly bear jumps in river, chases B.C. kayaker

The bear got a bit too close for comfort along the Elaho River near Squamish

Island man convicted of 1999 sex assault at Fraser Valley music festival

James Allen Redden, formerly of Nanaimo, was found guilty of three charges

Parks Canada looks to shine light on cloudy future for historic sites

A plan is in place to produce 10-year plans designed to turn around sagging attendance figures

B.C. poet shines a bright light on struggle with homelessness

Book launch for John La Greca’s Homeless Memorial is at Vernon’s Gallery Vertigo July 21.

Former Vike returns to lead women’s rowing program

Williams rowed for UVic, Oxford and Canada

Ontario police say attack on Muslim man was motivated by hate

Two men, aged 27 and 19, have been charged with assault in the incident

Most Read