Police are treating the collision as an accident.
A 12-year-old has died after being struck by a public transit bus in Longueuil. Local police say the child was walking on boulevard Roland-Thierrien, near the intersection with chemin du Tremblay, around 7:30 a.m. when the accident occurred.
"The girl's identity has been confirmed and the family has been notified," said Longueuil police (SPAL) spokesperson François Boucher.
"Traffic is still blocked on Roland-Thierren between boulevard Jacques-Cartier and chemin du Tremblay."
Un accident impliquant un autobus et une pi\u00e9tonne est survenu ce matin vers 7 h 30 sur Roland-Therrien \u00e0 l\u2019intersection du Ch. Du Tremblay \u00e0 Longueuil. La victime est malheureusement d\u00e9c\u00e9d\u00e9e. Nous vous prions d\u2019\u00e9viter le secteur. Enqu\u00eate du @PoliceSPAL.pic.twitter.com/HaZYxOmu7b— Police de Longueuil (@Police de Longueuil) 1649857650
Emergency personnel responding to the incident confirmed the young victim's death on the scene. The bus driver was treated for shock.
It's unknown whether the girl was on her way to school when she was hit by the bus.
A SPAL investigation is underway to determine the circumstances of the collision. Right now, they're considering it an accident. Officers are asking drivers to avoid the area, if possible.
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