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BREAKING: Resident dead following incident with Paratransit bus

According to a city hall news release, an investigation is underway and the city has temporarily removed from service the Paratransit bus involved in the incident.
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Moose Jaw City Hall. (Matthew Gourlie photograph)

A Paratransit customer has been killed following an incident involving a Paratransit bus around 12:20 p.m. on June 27.

According to a city hall news release, an investigation is underway and the city has temporarily removed from service the Paratransit bus involved in the incident. The city says it will notify scheduled customers if service will be affected by this death.

The city declined to say anything else about the situation.

“The City of Moose Jaw sends our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of our customer” said city manager Jim Puffalt. 

“We commend Medavie Health ServicesWest – Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw Fire Department, staff at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital and the Moose Jaw Police Service for their quick response to the scene. This is a difficult time for all involved, and the city awaits the results of the investigation.” 

According to police spokesman Staff Sgt. Taylor Elder, the incident happened at the hospital. He could not confirm whether the person was a man or a woman, while he could not say anything else since it was an active and ongoing investigation.

Elder added that the Moose Jaw Police Service is investigating the incident and would release more information when it became available.

A new release from the police afterward said the Paratransit user was injured after being unloaded from the vehicle and later succumbed to injuries. The police service is working with the Saskatchewan Coroner's Office and providing assistance in this matter.   

The Moose Jaw Express/MooseJawToday.com will report more information as it becomes available.