OTTAWA—A number of folks had been killed and extra injured when a double-decker metropolis bus struck a transit shelter in Ottawa on Friday afternoon, Ottawa police mentioned.
“Because of the collision, we’ve plenty of accidents and a few fatalities,” Chief Charles Bordeleau mentioned on the scene, a significant bus station west of downtown. He mentioned he didn’t but have exact numbers.
Pictures posted on Twitter confirmed in depth harm to the entrance of the bus, with the roof of a shelter properly into the automobile’s second deck.
An clearly distressed lady was seen being wheeled away from the bus on a stretcher by paramedics.
The Ottawa Hospital’s trauma centre mentioned it had obtained 9 sufferers “in crucial situation” from the collision.
The crash occurred at 3:50 p.m., throughout Friday rush hour, at Westboro station in an city neighbourhood. Afternoon site visitors snarled across the station as dozens of emergency personnel descended on the scene. Police had been urging folks to keep away from the world.
Buses had been being detoured on account of the accident, OC Transpo mentioned.
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson tweeted he was shocked to listen to of the “horrific incident.”
“My first ideas are with those that have been injured and their households. I’ve requested workers to make sure all crucial assets are made out there to help them by means of this troublesome time,” he mentioned. “Westboro station remains to be an lively emergency web site, and I’d ask residents to remain out of the best way with a view to help first responders with their work.”
In 2013, an Ottawa bus collided with a By way of Rail prepare in suburban Barrhaven, killing six folks.