Victoria, BC- Investigators are working the BC Coroners Service in the investigation into a fatal incident involving a garbage truck this morning.
Officers were called to the 1300-block of Vancouver Street just after 6 a.m. for a report of an incident involving a garbage truck. When officers arrived, they discovered a man suffering from life-threatening injuries. Officers remained with the man until Victoria Fire Department Firefighters and BC Emergency Health Services Paramedics arrived and took over care. The man was rushed to hospital but succumbed to his injuries.
The initial investigation indicates that the man was in the box area of the garbage truck when he was injured and may have been in a dumpster that was picked up by the truck. The driver of the vehicle was not physically injured but is being offered support.
While the man has now been identified by investigators, his next of kin have not been notified.
This incident remains under investigation.
UPDATE | We are learning that people in the area also came to help and provide first aid and support at the time of the incident. Thank you to everyone who assisted this morning. If you were in attendance or have information about the incident, please call (250) 995-7654.
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