Pedestrian struck by garbage truck in East Vancouver
A garbage truck sits behind police tape at Main Street and 33rd Avenue on Aug. 13, 2019. (Jim Fong)
A pedestrian was taken to hospital after being hit by a garbage truck in Vancouver Tuesday morning.
According to the City of Vancouver, the incident occurred at around 10 a.m. at the intersection of Main Street and 33rd Avenue.
In a statement, the city said the sanitation vehicle was travelling north on Main and in the process of turning right onto 33rd when the pedestrian stepped out from the curb and was hit.
The pedestrian was conscious and suffered non-life-threatening injuries only, the city said, adding that it will conduct an internal investigation after Vancouver police are finished at the scene.
Video from the scene shows police at Main Street and 33rd Avenue and a City of Vancouver garbage truck behind police tape.
Eastbound lanes on 33rd at Main were closed as police investigated.