Bus driver interviewed

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A BUS driver was interviewed by police and released pending further inquiries after a pedestrian was struck and killed in Mordialloc, Thursday 7 September.

Police said a 67-year-old Mordialloc man was crossing Beach Rd from Centreway, 4.40pm, with the green light when he was struck by the turning bus on the crossing. He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries but later died.

The driver, 41, of Oakleigh, was taken to Mordialloc police station to be questioned about the incident.

There were no passengers on the bus at the time.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at crimestoppersvic.com.au online.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 13 September 2017

CORRECTION: This article was amended on 15 September 2017 to confirm the bus driver was questioned and released by police pending further investigations and was not charged. A correction will also be published in the 20 September print edition of the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News.

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