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Vancouver Bus Driver Who Was Pinned Between Two Transit Buses Has Died Of His Injuries

A bus operator for Coast Mountain Bus Company in Vancouver has died after being pinned between two buses on Monday, September 27.

The 64-year-old was identified as Charanjit Parhar by Unifor Local 111 President Balbir Mann in a Facebook post.

He was "a long-standing member" with Unifor Local 111, according to a statement from the union. "He is going to be sorely missed by all of us," the statement read.

TransLink, which delivers its services through operating companies such as the Coast Mountain Bus Company, plans on holding a moment of silence for his passing.

According to the Vancouver Police Department, Parhar was pinned between two vehicles as he dealt with an issue on his bus. He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries where he later died.

"The circumstances of this fatality are heartbreaking," said Constable Tania Visintin in the release.

The VPD's Collision Investigation Unit will work with the Coast Mountain Bus Company and Worksafe BC to determine what caused the incident.

This article’s cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

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