Three killed in Ottawa bus crash — NewsAlert

Westboro crash

Westboro crash

According to reports, the incident occurred during rush hour at the busy transit station in the west end of the city.

A double-Decker bus has in Canada's capital, Ottawa, is a stop-bus shelter rammed, leaving at least three people have died.

The Canadian PressBuses are being detoured away from Westboro station in Ottawa after a crash left several people dead and more injured.

As of 11 a.m. the Ottawa Hospital, speaking for the Civic and General campuses, said it has one patient in critical condition, six patients in serious condition, and four patients in stable condition, related to the collision.

The driver was arrested and was being questioned by police, but the chief didn't provide details.

He said investigators are trying to determine the cause of the crash. "And as I got a better look, I saw how damaged the front of the bus was and it came obviously clearly right after that people were really, seriously hurt".

"Accidents can happen", Bordeleau said, adding the service carries millions of passengers per-year, while such crashes remain a rarity.

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At the press conference, Graham said it will be "a long, detailed and complex investigation".

This wasn't the only crash on the road Friday. "It's a tragic case and we will continue to investigate what took place".

"A lot of people started screaming, people at the front who got pinned under their seats".

Brad Muir, a retired sergeant with the Ontario Provincial Police and a collision reconstruction consultant, told CTV News Channel that the process, including retrieving data from the electronics on the route 269 bus, will take "a couple of days".

Laura McCauley also witnessed the immediate aftermath of the bus crash.

The bus had a capacity of 90 people, both sitting and standing. "The bus was full - it was full of people..."

He was lucky to walk away unharmed. They are appealing to anyone who was on the bus to identify themselves.

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