OTTAWA, Ontario — A double-deck metropolis bus smashed right into a transit shelter throughout Friday’s rush hour, and Ottawa authorities stated three folks have been killed and 23 injured.
Police Chief Charles Bordeleau stated the bus driver was arrested after the crash, however he declined to offer particulars on why she has been detained. He stated police have been nonetheless investigating the reason for the crash.
Mayor Jim Watson stated two of those that died have been on the bus and the opposite was within the shelter.
Ottawa Hospital’s trauma middle stated it had obtained 9 sufferers “in important situation” from the crash.
The accident occurred on the Westboro station in a neighborhood west of downtown Ottawa.
Pictures posted on Twitter reveals intensive harm to the entrance of the bus, with the roof of a shelter pushed effectively into the bus’s second deck.
The bus has a capability of 90 folks, each sitting and standing.
The crash snarled afternoon visitors as emergency crews descended on the scene.
In 2013, an Ottawa bus collided with a By way of Rail practice in suburban Barrhaven, killing six folks.
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