3 dead, 23 injured in Ottawa bus crash

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He said investigators are trying to determine the cause of the crash. One of the victims had been standing at the bus stop, the other two sat in the Bus.

Ottawa Hospital's trauma center said it had received nine patients "in critical condition" from the crash.

While the scene is expected to be released Saturday night, Bordeleau said it would be up to the City of Ottawa and OC Transpo as to when the transit station will be re-opened, given the damage to the structure.

Bordeleau said the Ottawa Paramedic Service and Ottawa Fire Services worked the scene in partnership with the Ottawa Police.

The accident happened at 3:50 p.m. local time on Friday when the second floor of the bus struck the roof of the Westboro bus station, which is located in the city's Westboro neighborhood. The most seriously injured, there was accordingly, in the upper deck, as Ottawa police chief Charles Bordeleau said.




Due to the investigation, OC Transpo said its Saturday routes serving Westboro and Dominion stations are on detour between Lincoln Fields and Tunney's Pasture stations.

The police chief also backed away from previous reports that two of the those killed were passengers on the bus, while the third was killed on the platform of Westboro station. The department said it would provide further information shortly.

Ontario's Ministry of Transportation and Transport Canada remain involved in the investigation, he added.

Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson tweeted he was shocked to hear of the "horrific incident".

"Where I was (at the back of the bus), there was blood pooling underneath the seats just in front of me", he told CTV Ottawa, describing the immediate aftermath of the crash. In that case, an investigation found that the cause was a combination of excessive speed, a hard curve before the tracks and driver distraction from video monitors showing the upper deck.

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