Double-decker bus crash leaves 3 dead, 23 injured in Ottawa

Leroy Wright
January 12, 2019

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said: "Devastated to hear about those who lost their lives and were injured following the horrific bus collision at Westboro Station in Ottawa".

Several people found themselves trapped on the bus' upper level following the crash, and most serious injuries happened on the vehicle's upper right side, said Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau.

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Four hours after the crash, Ottawa Hospital said that seven patients were in a critical condition and nine in a stable condition.

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Parts of the Ottawa Transitway will remain closed today in both directions as police continue their investigation into the tragic bus crash that left three dead and almost two dozen injured yesterday afternoon.

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Brad Muir, a retired sergeant with the Ontario Provincial Police and a collision reconstruction consultant, told CTV News Channel that investigators will be downloading electronic data from the bus and reviewing eyewitness statements, road conditions and video camera surveillance.

The driver was detained at the scene and he was set to be interviewed by police.

"This will be a long investigation", he said. He was in his apartment across the street from the station when he started hearing sirens just after 4 p.m. "And there was a bit of blood on the floor", Bilal Gill said. "I saw one person being lowered from the top floor in a seated position".

"Based on the way it looked, if there was anybody at the front of the bus at the top. I can't see how they would've been able to get away from that", he said. I felt like vomiting a couple of times.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a tweet that he was offering his "deepest condolences to the families of victims" and thanked first responders. A double-decker commuter bus crashed into a passenger train in September 2013, killing six people including the bus driver.

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