The bus crash that killed three folks and injured as many as 17 occurred at Westboro bus station, a transit entry level that accommodates a number of routes west of downtown Ottawa.

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Situated roughly six kilometres from Parliament Hill, Westboro is a thoroughfare for routes such because the 50 between Tunney’s Pasture and Lincoln Fields, and the 97 bus that takes commuters to the airport.


On Friday, it grew to become the location of a deadly crash by a double-decker OC Transpo bus, which hit a shelter because it was travelling the 269 route on its method to Bridlewood, which is situated within the suburb of Kanata, and slightly below 20 kilometres away from the station.

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The 269 is a “connexion route”, working throughout morning and night rush hour, taking folks between Mackenzie King station within the capital’s downtown and Pinehill/Stonehaven station in Kanata.

OC Transpo’s newest efficiency report masking January to June 2018 confirmed that 269 buses largely hit their stops on time, although much less typically than most different “Connexion” routes, which function solely throughout weekday rush hours.

They have been additionally late 38 per cent of the time — extra typically than most different routes.

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At a press convention on Friday, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson mentioned the bus collided with a shelter and harm 23 folks, a few of them significantly sufficient that they needed to be taken to hospital.

There have been three folks killed in complete — two on the bus, one on the platform.

“Our hearts and condolences exit to all these injured, these relations who’ve misplaced family members and their households,” Watson mentioned.

A number of folks discovered themselves trapped on the bus’ higher stage following the crash, and most critical accidents occurred on the automobile’s higher proper aspect, mentioned Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau.

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He mentioned police are actually investigating what precipitated the collision; six officers have been on web site to look into the matter.

The motive force was detained on the scene and he was set to be interviewed by police.

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Buses are being detoured because of the crash, OC Transpo mentioned.

Scott Avenue and the Transitway have been closed between Westboro station and Tunney’s Pasture.

Anybody in search of details about relations can go to the Churchill Seniors Centre at 345 Richmond Rd.

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