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CanadaPolice release driver in fatal Ottawa bus crash

16:41  12 january  2019
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Late Friday, police released the driver pending further investigation. Bordeleau also said it was too Police say the investigation into Friday's fatal collision involving an OC Transpo bus at Westboro station People seeking information about family members involved in Friday's crash can go to the

Ottawa police Chief Charles Bordeleau said the bus driver involved in the crash was taken into questioning, but then released late Friday pending further investigation. Police say the investigation into Friday's fatal collision involving an OC Transpo bus at Westboro station will be a long one.

OTTAWA - Police have released the driver of a double-decker bus that crashed into a transit shelter in Ottawa and left three people dead and 23 more injured.

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The driver of the OC Transpo bus was released unconditionally pending further investigation she was arrested her and brought in for questioning after the crash Friday, Ottawa police said Saturday.

Investigators worked through the night and identified the three victims and contacted their families, said Const. Amy Gagnon. Their names will not be released at this time.

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LATEST INFORMATION: 3 fatalities , 23 injured in Westboro bus crash . Two people on the bus were killed. The third person was standing on the platform. The driver of the bus has been detained by police . It happened @ 3:50 pm. #ottnews # ottawa #buscrash #westboro #octranspo

The Ottawa bus -train crash was a collision that occurred between a OC Transpo double-decker bus and a Via Rail train in the Ottawa suburb of Barrhaven on 18 September 2013, that killed six people.

She said Ottawa police's collision investigation unit remains on the scene as it continues its examination of the collision.

The city bus hopped a curb and struck a transit shelter at about 3:50 p.m. Friday just as rush hour began. It plowed along the platform and into the overhanging roof of the transit shelter, carving deep into the vehicle's second deck. The first seats on the upper level of the bus were crushed together.

Officials say two of the dead were passengers on the bus, and the third was on the platform at Westboro station, a major stop on the city's busway.

OC Transpo has issued notices saying detours are in effect for the Dominion and Westboro transit stations. Road closures remain in place near the scene of the collision and police are asking the public to avoid the area.

Commuters return to scene of fatal Ottawa bus crash

Commuters return to scene of fatal Ottawa bus crash People are once again riding buses through Ottawa's Westboro transit station after a fatal crash there during the Friday afternoon commute. Three still-unidentified people were killed when, for reasons so far unknown, a double-decker Route 269 bus crashed into the shelter at the station while heading west from the city's downtown at about 3:50 p.m. The crash injured 23 other people, many of them seriously. The cause is under investigation. Ottawa's bus-only Transitway is open again and so is Scott Street, which runs parallel to the Transitway and took on bus traffic during the temporary closure.

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During a press conference Friday, neither Police Chief Charles Bordeleau nor Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson would speculate on why the bus had left the road.

"Our (city) community has been rocked today. I know all those impacted by this tragedy will be surrounded and supported by many," Bordeleau wrote in a tweet published late Friday evening.

"Please keep victims, witnesses, families and our amazing first responders in your thoughts."

Paramedics said a total of 25 people were taken to hospital, suggesting one of the victims could not be revived at the scene and the other two died after arriving. Of those transported, 14 were in critical condition and 11 were in serious condition. Most of the serious injuries were incurred by passengers on the upper-right side of the bus.

Rookie driver in Ottawa bus crash had another collision last month.
CBC News has confirmed the driver of the bus involved in Friday's deadly crash in Ottawa was hired within the last year and was involved in another collision last month. Sources, speaking on condition on anonymity, have identified Aissatou Diallo as the driver of the double-decker bus that slammed into an overhang at Westboro station, killing three people and injuring nearly two dozen. CBC News has learned the earlier collision, between a bus Diallo was driving and a hybrid bus, happened at St. Laurent station, just east of the city's downtown.

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