Capt. Scott Willis said the collision happened near downtown on Saturday. The boy, identified as Benjamin Fulwiler, had been riding against the flow of traffic, crossed a street when the bus turned and the two collided.
The Columbian reported that the impact severed the boy’s left arm.
Willis says three bystanders, including an off-duty emergency room nurse, assisted the boy at the scene. He was found lying at the rear left side of the bus conscious but not responsive.
C-Tran spokesman Scott Patterson said there were 10 passengers on board the bus. He said the driver has been placed on administrative leave while the crash is being investigated.
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