SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts hospital group says one of its doctors was struck by a bus while on vacation with his family in Canada and killed.
The chief executive physician at Baystate Health in Springfield said in a statement to The Republican newspaper that Dr. Michael Plevyak died Sunday in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Vancouver police have confirmed that a 49-year-old man from Massachusetts was killed after getting struck by a bus that pulled away from a curb. Police say the victim was with his family, and an elderly man and Plevyak’s 15-year-old daughter were also injured.
Plevyak lived in East Longmeadow and worked in the hospital’s obstetrics-gynecology department.
Chief physician executive Dr. Andrew Artenstein says Plevyak ‘‘leaves a legacy here as a beloved physician and educator.’’
The crash remains under investigation.